The Rainbow Jacket

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The first collaboration between Dearden and TEB Clarke after The Blue Lamp follows the career of a middle-aged jockey (Owen) who, having forfeited his own career by taking a bribe, lives again through the success of a young protegé (Edmonds), whom he rescues from corruption at the vital moment. Despite its intriguing subject, the film offers little but the cosy, sentimental view of life that is typical of late Ealing films.

Release details

Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Basil Dearden
Screenwriter: TEB Clarke
Cast: Bill Owen
Fella Edmonds
Kay Walsh
Edward Underdown
Robert Morley
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Charles Victor
Honor Blackman
Sidney James

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3.8 / 5

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Ian

This is a great film for racing fans, full of realistic events and relatively true to the racing scene at the time. Some race closeups are a bit naff but overall great for race fans.