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The Rocking Horse Winner (1983)

In Paul's family, there is always talk about needing more money. The tension in the household over lack of funds weighs heavily on Paul's young mind. After Paul's uncle cracks a joke about ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Bierman

Writers:

D.H. Lawrence (novel), Howard Schuman
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Eleanor David ... Mrs. Grahame
Charles Keating ... Oscar
Charles Hathorn Charles Hathorn ... Paul
Gabriel Byrne ... Bassett
Elizabeth Millbank Elizabeth Millbank ... Governess
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Father
Marissa Dunlop Marissa Dunlop ... Flora
Chloe Billington Chloe Billington ... Joan
Nicholas Farrell ... Lawyer
Michael Denison ... Commentator (voice)
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Storyline

In Paul's family, there is always talk about needing more money. The tension in the household over lack of funds weighs heavily on Paul's young mind. After Paul's uncle cracks a joke about "filthy lucker", he becomes obsessed with finding luck, so that his family will have the money they need. His luck at the race track begins to improve, but the cost may be higher than anyone knows. Based on the story by DH Lawrence. Written by tjo-4

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Genres:

Drama | Short | Fantasy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1983 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dicewin,Honour Bright See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Connections

Referenced in Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' (2005) See more »

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