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A film about racing from Richardson, who made The Charge of the Light Brigade so he must know all about horses. An amateur jockey (well, none of them professionals can speak proper) tries to discover who is nobbling the favourite for the National (well, they do say that racing attracts the worst of every class). Seems he's having an affair with the wife of a racehorse owner and getting a bit on the side with a masseuse. But it's OK. They both help him to go and win the Grand National. Despite a few concessions to our times, and a potentially promising subject, the film manages nothing in the way of suspense, insight or entertainment. There ought to be a steward's enquiry.

Release details

Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tony Richardson
Screenwriter: Tony Richardson, John Oaksey
Cast: Scott Antony
Judi Dench
Michael Williams
Nina Thomas
Mark Dignam
Julian Glover
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