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Sweepstakes Winner

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Sweepstakes Winner
Directed byWilliam C. McGann
Screenplay byJohn W. Krafft
Story byHugh Cummings
Albert DeMond
Produced byBryan Foy
StarringMarie Wilson
Johnnie Davis
Allen Jenkins
Charley Foy
Jerry Colonna
Frankie Burke
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Edited byFrank Magee
Music byHoward Jackson
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • May 20, 1939 (1939-05-20)
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sweepstakes Winner is a 1939 American comedy film directed by William C. McGann, written by John W. Krafft, and starring Marie Wilson, Johnnie Davis, Allen Jenkins, Charley Foy,[1] Jerry Colonna and Frankie Burke.[2][3] It was released by Warner Bros. on May 20, 1939.[4][5][6]


A naive girl has $1,000 and is told to have two broke bookies bet it for her. They lose the money and she gets a job as a waitress. They come into the cafe and convince her to buy an Irish Sweepstakes ticket.



  1. ^ American Film Institute 1999, p. 255.
  2. ^ "Sweepstakes Winner". British Film Institute. United Kingdom. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sweepstakes Winner". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Sweepstakes Winner (1939) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  5. ^ Sandra Brennan (2015). "Sweepstakes-Winner - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. New York City: Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Sweepstakes Winner". American Film Institute. Los Angeles. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  7. ^ Palmer 1988, p. 53.
  8. ^ McCann 2009, p. 266.


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