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Wall of Death (1951)

There Is Another Sun (original title)
The story about a prizefighter and a motorcycle daredevil that vie for the beautiful girl from the Carnival.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

James Raisin (by), Guy Morgan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Shaw ... Lilian
Maxwell Reed ... Racer
Laurence Harvey ... Maguire
Hermione Baddeley ... Sarah
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Foley
Meredith Edwards ... Bratcher
Robert Adair Robert Adair ... Sarno
Earl Cameron ... Ginger Jones
Charles Farrell ... Simmonds
Eric Pohlmann ... Markie
Harry Fowler ... Young Rider
Leslie Bradley ... Track Manager
Laurence Naismith ... Riley
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Mannock
Jennifer Jayne ... Dora
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The story about a prizefighter and a motorcycle daredevil that vie for the beautiful girl from the Carnival.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1953 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Wall of Death See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nettlefold Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First time televised in US (as "Wall of Death") was on WGN (Channel 9) in Chicago on 22 February 1953. See more »

Goofs

Outside the fairground boxing booth, shadow boxing Maguire's hair is disturbed - cut to the inside of the booth and his hair is groomed. See more »

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Typical Fifties moral tale
7 March 2005 | by craig_chappellSee all my reviews

There seem to be a large number of these types of film produced in the fifties and sixties in the UK. They always seemed to have a very obvious villain and very obvious good guys, usually the only difference between the films would be the background setting. This is a good example of this type of movie because it's set in a rather run-down fairground populated by stereo-typical fairground types - the heart-of-gold fortune-teller, the gruff but kind boxing promoter, the naive up-and-coming boxer and the shady character riding the Wall of Death. Maxwell Reed plays 'Racer' the archetypal kid from the wrong side of the tracks with an unknown past and a huge chip on his shoulder. Laurence Harvey plays the gullible but likable 'Mag' Maguire who idolises 'Racer' despite the latter wearing the heaviest eye shadow seen on film.

I've always had a soft spot for these types of low-budget films because they seem to capture a snapshot of a post-war Britain that is long gone. The plot is predictable but enjoyable nonetheless.


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