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Flying Fifty-Five (1939)

 -  Drama  -  May 1939 (UK)
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Derrick De Marney ...
Bill Urquhart
Nancy Burne ...
Stella Barrington
Marius Goring ...
Charles Barrington
John Warwick ...
Jebson
Peter Gawthorne ...
Jonas Urquhart
D.A. Clarke-Smith ...
Jacques Gregory
Amy Veness ...
Aunt Eliza
Ronald Shiner ...
Scrubby Oaks
Billy Bray ...
Cheerful
Francesca Bahrle ...
Clare
Hay Plumb
John Bryning
Basil McGrail
Victor Wark
Terry Conlin
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Clichéd Horseracing drama
9 June 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Even when this film was made for RKO as a quota film in 1939 the elements of the story were very familiar.De Marney plays an amateur jockey who is being blackmailed on a bounced cheque by one of his father's sworn enemies.De Marney helps out Marius Goring by paying his gambling debt of £150,a large amount in those days.he goes back to his father for more financial help but father kicks him out.De Marney lands a job as a lad in the stables of Nancy Byrne.He tames a wild horse,Flying 55 and enters him in a race.Everything depends on his winning,naturally.Father's rival wants him to lose the race and he will tear up the cheque.De Marney comes second but there is an objection and he wins and gets to marry Byrne and is reconciled with dad.So really film making by numbers.Every cliché covered.Not an original line or plot device to be found.


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