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The Galloping Major (1951)

A syndicate is set up by a horse lover to buy a particular racehorse, but they accidentally buy the wrong horse. The horse is useless on the flat, so they decide to enter him as a jumper.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Basil Radford ...
Major Arthur Hill
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Bill Collins, Bus Driver
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Susan Hill, Arthur's Daughter
A.E. Matthews ...
Sir Robert Medleigh
René Ray ...
Pam Riley
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Harold Temple, Process Server
Joyce Grenfell ...
Maggie the Waitress
Charles Victor ...
Sam Fisher
Sydney Tafler ...
Mr. Leon
Julien Mitchell ...
Sergeant Adair
Charles Lamb ...
Ernie Smart, Horse Owner
Charles Hawtrey ...
Lew Rimmel
Kenneth Evans ...
Bert
Alfie Bass ...
Charlie - the newsboy
Sidney James ...
Bottomley - the bookmaker
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A syndicate is set up by a horse lover to buy a particular racehorse, but they accidentally buy the wrong horse. The horse is useless on the flat, so they decide to enter him as a jumper.

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20 October 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Den galopperende major  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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the galloping major
21 August 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I have never been very fond of films which have horse racing as their subject and this film reinforced my view.I presume that this is supposed to be a comedy but it fails to raise a laugh despite all of the considerable talents involved with this film. In fact I found more interest in viewing Belsize Park in the fifties.I think about the only joke is showing the area,called Lambs Green in the film with a large factory and a bus garage.Now that is a laugh.A cinema is featured,maybe the old Classic in Pond Street. Also of interest are the London buses of that era which I remember well.As well there is Alfie Bass shouting Star News Standard.In those days London had 3 evening papers.Otherwise the film is a bore which doesn't deserve its high rating.


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