Wine, Women and Horses

Wine, Women and Horses is a 1937 American drama film directed by Louis King and written by Roy Chanslor. The film stars Barton MacLane, Ann Sheridan, Dick Purcell, Peggy Bates, Walter Cassel and Lottie Williams. It is based on the 1933 novel Dark Hazard by W. R. Burnett. The film was released by Warner Bros. on September 11, 1937.[1][2][3] The screenplay concerns a gambler who tries to reform.

Wine, Women and Horses
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLouis King
Produced byBryan Foy
Screenplay byRoy Chanslor
StarringBarton MacLane
Ann Sheridan
Dick Purcell
Peggy Bates
Walter Cassel
Lottie Williams
CinematographyJames Van Trees
Edited byJack Saper
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • September 11, 1937 (1937-09-11)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States


His gal pal Valerie buys compulsive gambler Jim a meal after he goes broke. Jim takes off for points unknown and, stopping in a small Midwest town, he wins $20 off of George Mayhew in a game of horseshoes, then returns the money when he learns George can't afford to lose it.

Jim takes a liking to George's sister, Marjorie, and it's mutual. She spurns her beau Pres to marry Jim, despite her reservations about his gambling. Jim promises to get a job and does, as a Chicago hotel's night manager. A guest there, Bright, is impressed with Jim's $300 win in a dice game. Jim accepts his job offer to look after Bright's racehorses, but Marjorie leaves him.

Valerie teams up with Jim for a $20,000 racetrack payday. He has lost his wife, however, returning home to find she's in love with Pres now and wants a divorce. Jim has a new horse, Lady Luck, and realizes now that Val will become more than just a pal.



  1. "Wine, Women and Horses (1937) – Overview". Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  2. "Wine-Women-and-Horses – Trailer – Cast – Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  3. "Wine, Women and Horses". 1937-07-26. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
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