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Flying Fifty-Five (1939)

| Drama | May 1939 (UK)
An exciting tale of double crossing and blackmail between father and son in the horse racing world.

Director:

Reginald Denham

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (by), Victor M. Greene (adapted for the screen by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derrick De Marney ... Bill Urquhart (as Derrick de Marney)
Nancy Burne Nancy Burne ... Stella Barrington
Marius Goring ... Charles Barrington
John Warwick John Warwick ... Jebson
Peter Gawthorne Peter Gawthorne ... Jonas Urquhart
D.A. Clarke-Smith D.A. Clarke-Smith ... Jacques Gregory (as D. A. Clarke-Smith)
Amy Veness Amy Veness ... Aunt Eliza
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... Scrubby Oaks
Billy Bray Billy Bray ... Cheerful
John Bryning John Bryning ... Mick
Basil McGrail Basil McGrail ... Jerry (as Basil Mc Grail)
Victor Wark Victor Wark ... Smithson
Terry Conlin Terry Conlin ... Detective Hanson (as Terence Conlin)
Norman Pierce Norman Pierce ... Keats
John Miller John Miller ... Archie Fortescue
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An exciting tale of double crossing and blackmail between father and son in the horse racing world.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1939 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die fliegende 55 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and events pictured in this photoplay are fictional and similarity to actual persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

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Remake of The Flying Fifty-Five (1924) See more »

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"What do they want oats for? Why can't they eat grass?"
2 November 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Despite the usual blackmail and violent death, this is a remarkably cheerful Edgar Wallace adaptation - brightly lit, much of it shot on location in the sunshine and played for laughs - rather than more ghoulish, gothic outings like 'The Terror' and 'The Case of the Frightened Lady' that immediately preceded and followed it.

The generally genial, light-hearted tone of the piece is further enhanced by a brief appearance - easily spotted and with a couple of lines - by a relatively young Terry-Thomas looking (and sounding) exactly as he did twenty years later.


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