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The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 27 May 1954 (UK)
A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writer:

T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Morley ... Logan
Kay Walsh ... Barbara
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Tyler
Fella Edmonds Fella Edmonds ... Georgie Crain
Bill Owen ... Sam
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Voss
Honor Blackman ... Monica
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... 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 Colin Kemball ... Archie Stevens
Sam Kydd ... Bruce
Herbert C. Walton 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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Turf Thrills!

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casaca de Seda See more »

Filming Locations:

Newmarket, Suffolk, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee Recording) (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Melvyn Hayes had a part in the film but it was cut. See more »

Quotes

Voss: See this boy 'ere? His name's Wilkins. What do you think of 'im?
Georgie Crain: Alright.
Voss: Well, I 'ope you're a better judge of 'orse flesh, cos he's all wrong. See what he's got in his hand. Cigarette. Now I don't allow smoking in the yard. If I catch a boy smoking here, do you know what I do with him? I kick his bottom.
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Opening credits prologue: LINGFIELD PARK See more »

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Excellent English racing film
27 June 2002 | by frankiehudsonSee 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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