Wine, Women and Horses (1937)

64 mins | Drama | 11 September 1937

Director:

Louis King

Writer:

Roy Chanslor

Cinematographer:

James Van Trees

Editor:

Jack Saper

Production Designer:

Esdras Hartley

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film's working title was Lady Luck . It was a remake of the 1932 Warner Bros. film Dark Hazard (see ... More Less

The film's working title was Lady Luck . It was a remake of the 1932 Warner Bros. film Dark Hazard (see above). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
13 Jul 37
p. 3.
Film Daily
1 Oct 37
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
13 Jul 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
15 Jul 37
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
8 May 37
p. 47.
Motion Picture Herald
24 Jul 38
pp. 46-47.
Variety
29 Sep 37
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Dark Hazard by W. R. Burnett (New York, l933).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Lady Luck
Release Date:
11 September 1937
Production Date:
began mid March 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 July 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7362
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
3295
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gambler Jim Turner successfully bets on the horse races, but by the end of the day he has lost everything. His old friend Valerie offers to buy him a meal, but he turns her down and hops a train to Barrowville, a small midwestern town. There he joins some men betting on horse shoes and beats local champ, George Mayhew. When he learns that the Mayhew family is so poor that they take in boarders, he searches out George and returns the $20 he won from him. While they are talking, George's mother and sister Marge arrive with Pres. Barrow, a well-to-do young man, and, attracted to Marge, Jim decides to rent a room from them. Jim and Marge start dating, although she is opposed to gambling. He agrees to find a job in Chicago and give up horses if she will marry him. After their marriage, Jim finds work as the night manager at the Hotel Northland, where he attracts the attention of Mr. Bright by winning $300 in a craps game. Bright offers him a job in California looking after his race horses. Jim accepts but Marge is unhappy with his decision. She dislikes the friends Jim has at the track and fears he will take up his old ways. One night he goes on a gambling spree with Valerie and wins $20,000. Marge leaves him and during the following year, Jim loses his money again. Meanwhile, Pres. courts Marge, who has moved back to Barrowville, even though she still has not divorced Jim. Passing through Barrowville, Jim accidentally runs into Marge, and she agrees to give him ... +


Gambler Jim Turner successfully bets on the horse races, but by the end of the day he has lost everything. His old friend Valerie offers to buy him a meal, but he turns her down and hops a train to Barrowville, a small midwestern town. There he joins some men betting on horse shoes and beats local champ, George Mayhew. When he learns that the Mayhew family is so poor that they take in boarders, he searches out George and returns the $20 he won from him. While they are talking, George's mother and sister Marge arrive with Pres. Barrow, a well-to-do young man, and, attracted to Marge, Jim decides to rent a room from them. Jim and Marge start dating, although she is opposed to gambling. He agrees to find a job in Chicago and give up horses if she will marry him. After their marriage, Jim finds work as the night manager at the Hotel Northland, where he attracts the attention of Mr. Bright by winning $300 in a craps game. Bright offers him a job in California looking after his race horses. Jim accepts but Marge is unhappy with his decision. She dislikes the friends Jim has at the track and fears he will take up his old ways. One night he goes on a gambling spree with Valerie and wins $20,000. Marge leaves him and during the following year, Jim loses his money again. Meanwhile, Pres. courts Marge, who has moved back to Barrowville, even though she still has not divorced Jim. Passing through Barrowville, Jim accidentally runs into Marge, and she agrees to give him another chance, but when he brings home an injured race horse, Lady Luck, which he has bought, she reveals her love for Pres. Jim returns to the track and marries Valerie. His horse regains her health and when he starts to win races, Valerie takes charge of the winnings. +

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