A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Logan
Kay Walsh ...
Barbara
Edward Underdown ...
Tyler
Fella Edmonds ...
Georgie Crain
Bill Owen ...
Sam
Charles Victor ...
Voss
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Monica
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Lord Stoneleigh (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Ronald Ward ...
Bernie Rudd
Howard Marion-Crawford ...
Travers (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Sidney James ...
Harry
Michael Trubshawe ...
Gresham
Colin Kemball ...
Archie Stevens
Sam Kydd ...
Bruce
Herbert C. Walton ...
Adams
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A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.

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27 May 1954 (UK)  »

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A Casaca de Seda  »

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When Georgie Crain (Fella Edmonds) goes to Newmarket for the first time, he peeks inside the High Street shop of Boyce & Rogers, the famous saddle makers. The stuffed horse on the left inside is Robert the Devil who was trained at Palace House in Newmarket. He won the St Leger and came second in the Derby in 1880, winning GBP24,000 that season - a huge sum of money at the time. Robert the Devil is still in Newmarket, at the premises of Gibson Saddlers, the firm that took over Boyce & Rogers in the early 1960s. See more »

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Excellent English racing film
27 June 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This is a fine little Ealing film from the great Basil Dearden - lots of brilliant outdoor shots of various race courses around southern England; really captures the colour and excitement of racing (I don't even like racing or gambling on horses). Okay, some of the racing shots are obviously shot in some empty field somewhere and cut together with racing footage but the effect is good. Great shots of Brentford and west London and some of the main line train stations. There's the Griffin Pub in Brentford (right near the football ground, incidentally) and an incredibly gruff, working class area that is now for the rich only. That's the great thing about these Ealing films - they all give you an amazing insight into a society that has changed so much in just 50 years.

Simple but effective script from Tibby Clarke, too.


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