The Jackpot

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The Jackpot ★★ 1950

An average Joe wins a bushel of money from a radio quiz show but can't pay the taxes. Maybe that was funny before the age of readmylips economics, but the all-star cast doesn't deliver on its promise. Lang, noted for mostly mediocre pictures, went on to direct “The King and I.” 87m/C VHS . James Stewart, Natalie Wood, Barbara Hale, James Gleason, Fred Clark, Patricia Medina; D: Walter Lang; C: Joseph LaShelle.