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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.

Director:

Henry Cornelius

Writers:

Basil Radford (based on an idea by), Monja Danischewsky (screenplay) (as Danischewsky) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Basil Radford ... Major Arthur Hill
Jimmy Hanley ... Bill Collins
Janette Scott ... Susan Hill
A.E. Matthews ... Sir Robert
Rene Ray ... Pam Riley
Hugh Griffith ... Harold Temple
Joyce Grenfell ... Maggie
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Sam Fisher
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Mr. Leon (as Sidney Tafler)
Julien Mitchell Julien Mitchell ... Sergeant Adair
Charles Lamb Charles Lamb ... Ernie Smart
Charles Hawtrey ... Lew Rimmel
Kenneth Evans Kenneth Evans ... Bert
Alfie Bass ... Newsboy
Sidney James ... 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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The stars and producers of "Passport to Pimlico" and "Tight Little Island" DO IT AGAIN!

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Den galopperende major See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Charlie Smirke, Raymond Glendenning, Marion Harris Jr., and Bruce Belfrage all receive "Guest Artistes" credits. See more »

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The opening credits are presented as adverts on London buses. See more »

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the galloping major
21 August 2015 | by malcolmgswSee 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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