The Lottery Bride

The Lottery Bride is a 1930 American Pre-Code movie musical starring Jeanette MacDonald, John Garrick, ZaSu Pitts, and Joe E. Brown. The film was produced by Joseph M. Schenck and Arthur Hammerstein, based on the musical by Rudolf Friml, and released by United Artists. William Cameron Menzies is credited with the production design and special effects.

The Lottery Bride
Cover of the Kino DVD edition
Directed byPaul L. Stein
Produced byJoseph M. Schenck
Arthur Hammerstein
Written byHoward Emmett Rogers
Horace Jackson
Herbert Stothart (story)
StarringJeanette MacDonald
John Garrick
Zasu Pitts
Joe E. Brown
Music byRudolf Friml
Hugo Riesenfeld
Edited byRay June
Karl Freund (uncredited)
Joseph M. Schenck Productions
Art Cinema Corporation
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • November 28, 1930 (1930-11-28)
Running time
80 min. (1930 release)
67 min. (1937 release)
CountryUnited States

The film's final reel was in Technicolor in the original 80-minute release in 1930. However, most existing prints are black-and-white prints of the shorter (67-minute) 1937 re-release.

Preservation status

On December 14, 2011, Turner Classic Movies presented a print of this film from George Eastman House, which restored the tinted sequences and the final reel in Technicolor.

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