MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,490 this week

The Black Rider (1954)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  December 1954 (UK)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 87 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

When young reporter and amateur biker Jerry Marsh investigates a mysterious hooded figure on a motorbike, he discovers crooks hiding out in a ruined castle with atomic sabotage on their ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 3223 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Black Rider" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Black Rider (1954)

The Black Rider (1954) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Black Rider.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The Rapture has come and gone. In it's wake, a wasteland filled with desperate bandits. Josh McManus, a drifter with a knack for fighting, must find the mysterious "Shepherd" - a dangerous mission that will put his faith to the test.

Director: Gabriel Sabloff
Stars: James Denton, David A.R. White, Kevin Sorbo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In postwar London a young graduate and his girlfriend decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a £5.10.0 job and a 30/- a week single-room ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Susan Stephen, Cecil Parker
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1903, a doctor suspects murder in the gothic Bederaux family.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Brent, Paul Lukas
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer
Road House (1948)
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Ida Lupino, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Committed but seen-it-all police inspector Martineau rightly guesses that after a violent jailbreak a local criminal will head home to Manchester to pick up the spoils from his last job. ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Stanley Baker, John Crawford, Donald Pleasence
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Hanley ...
Jerry Marsh
Rona Anderson ...
Mary Plack
Leslie Dwyer ...
Robert Plack
...
Martin Bremner
Beatrice Varley ...
Mrs. Marsh
Michael Golden ...
Rakoff
Valerie Hanson ...
Karen
Vincent Ball ...
Ted Lintott
Edwin Richfield ...
Geoff Morgan
...
George Amble
Robert Rietty ...
Mario
James Raglan ...
Rackton
Frank Atkinson ...
Landlord
Edie Martin ...
Elderly Lady
Peter Swanwick ...
Holiday-maker
Edit

Storyline

When young reporter and amateur biker Jerry Marsh investigates a mysterious hooded figure on a motorbike, he discovers crooks hiding out in a ruined castle with atomic sabotage on their minds... Written by Allen Dace <a.w.dace@maff.gov.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

December 1954 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Much is made of Marsh being, as the 'Daily Mail' puts it, a "young reporter" full of youthful escapades. In fact Jimmy Hanley was 36 at the time of filming, only 12 years junior to the 48-year-old Leslie Dwyer who plays his boss. See more »

Quotes

Mary Plack: [When her son rides off with Plack's daughter on his new motorcycle] We shall never see them alive again. They'll be brought home in an ambulance.
Robert Plack: Well they needn't expect to see me at the funeral!
See more »

Soundtracks

Graduation March
(uncredited)
Music by Lester B. Hart
Harmonic Music Ltd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
not the British 'Wild One'
10 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you remove the thought that Jimmy Hanley is the British Marlon Brando in this biker movie made around the same time as the classic 'The Wild One', then you might enjoy this laid-back tale of smugglers, deceit, dads, and dark pubs.

Jerry (Hanley) is a reporter who rides a motorbike despite the disapproval of his parents - the fact that he seems rather elderly is neither here nor there! There's a girlfriend, a local legend of a ghost, and a nice comic turn from a young Kenneth Connor.

The local rich chappie and maybe villain of the piece is Lionel Jeffries, in a reliable performance. Hanley himself is adequate but perhaps an actor like Albert Finney would have been so much more interesting as Jerry. However, 'The Black Rider' is a good wheeze and a decent little B movie.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Black Rider (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?