|Directed by||Reginald Denham|
|Written by||Vernon Clancey |
Victor M. Greene
|Based on|| The Flying Fifty-Five |
by Edgar Wallace
|Produced by||Victor M. Greene|
|Starring|| Derrick De Marney |
|Edited by||Ted Richards|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
Flying Fifty-Five is a 1939 British sports-drama film directed by Reginald Denham and starring Derrick De Marney, Nancy Burne, Marius Goring, John Warwick and Peter Gawthorne.It was made by Admiral Films at Welwyn Studios. The film is based on a 1922 novel of the same name by Edgar Wallace which had previously been made into a 1924 silent film The Flying Fifty-Five .
After being disinherited by his wealthy father, an amateur jockey, Bill Urquhart goes to work under an assumed name (Bill Hart) at a rural racing stables owned and run by Stella Barrington and her drunken brother, Charles, who is an old friend of Bill's. Confusion arises when Bill is mistakenly reported to have been murdered.
Marius Re Goring, was an English stage and screen actor. He is best remembered for the four films he made with Powell & Pressburger, particularly as Conductor 71 in A Matter of Life and Death and as Julian Craster in The Red Shoes, and also for the title role in the long-running TV drama series, The Expert. He regularly performed French and German roles, and was frequently cast in the latter because of his name, coupled with his red-gold hair and blue eyes. However, he explained that he was not of German descent in a 1965 interview, stating that "Goring is a completely English name."
Good Morning, Boys! is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and featuring Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Martita Hunt, Lilli Palmer and Peter Gawthorne. It was made at the Gainsborough Studios in Islington.
Derrick Raoul Edouard Alfred De Marney was an English stage and film actor and producer, of French and Irish ancestry.
Peter Gawthorne was an Anglo-Irish actor, probably best known for his roles in the films of Will Hay and other popular British comedians of the 1930s and 1940s. Gawthorne was one of Britain's most called-upon supporting actors during this period.
It Happened in Paris is a 1935 British romantic comedy film directed by Robert Wyler and Carol Reed, starring John Loder, Nancy Burne, and Esme Percy. The film marked Reed's directorial debut, and after working on this film with Wyler he was the sole director on his next film Midshipman Easy. The film is also notable for John Huston's contributions to the screenplay, and for the involvement of Reed, who is mentioned by some sources as having assisted and in others to have co-directed the film.
The Blarney Stone is a 1933 British comedy film directed by and starring Tom Walls. It also features Anne Grey, Robert Douglas, Zoe Palmer and Peter Gawthorne. The screenplay concerns a penniless Irishman who becomes the business partner of an English aristocrat with a penchant for high-stakes gambling.
Two Hearts in Waltz Time is a 1934 British musical romance film directed by Carmine Gallone and Joe May and starring Carl Brisson, Frances Day, Bert Coote and Roland Culver. A composer falls in love with the star of an opera company. The music is by Robert Stolz, originally written for a German version in 1930.
My Old Dutch is a 1934 British drama film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker, Michael Hogan and Florrie Forde. The film portrays the lives of Londoners during the First World War. The film was made at Islington Studios by Gainsborough Pictures. The film's sets were designed by Peter Proud. Bryan Edgar Wallace contributed to the screenplay, adapted from the stage play written by Arthur Shirley and also based on Albert Chevalier's famous song.
Dead Men are Dangerous is a 1939 British noir crime film directed by Harold French and starring Robert Newton, Betty Lynne, John Warwick, and Peter Gawthorne. It was released in the U.S. as Dangerous Masquerade. Its plot concerns an unsuccessful writer who is wrongly accused of a murder.
What Would You Do, Chums? is a 1939 British comedy film directed by John Baxter and starring Syd Walker, Jean Gillie, Cyril Chamberlain and Peter Gawthorne. It was made at Elstree Studios. The film's title was the popular catchphrase of comedian Syd Walker in BBC radio's Band Waggon series.
Three Silent Men is a 1940 British crime film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Sebastian Shaw, Derrick De Marney, Patricia Roc and Arthur Hambling. The screenplay concerns a pacifist surgeon who must operate to save the life of the inventor of a deadly weapon of war. When the inventor dies the surgeon becomes prime suspect.
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Nancy Burne was an English stage and film actress. She began her film career at British International Pictures, starring alongside comedians such as Gene Gerrard, Stanley Lupino and Will Hay. Most of her subsequent screen appearances were as a leading lady in quota quickies.
John Halifax aka John Halifax, Gentleman is a 1938 British historical drama film directed by George King and starring John Warwick, Nancy Burne and Roddy McDowall. It is based on the 1856 novel John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Craik. It was made at Shepperton Studios as a quota quickie. The film's sets were designed by Philip Bawcombe.
Meet Mr. Callaghan is a 1954 British crime drama film directed by Charles Saunders and starring Derrick De Marney. Based on the 1938 novel The Urgent Hangman by Peter Cheyney, which Cheyney had then turned into a play.
Once in a New Moon is a 1935 British science fiction film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring Eliot Makeham, René Ray and Morton Selten. It is a quota quickie, made at Shepperton Studios.
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The Second Mr. Bush is a 1940 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Wallace Evennett, Evelyn Roberts and Kay Walsh. It was made at Welwyn Studios by British National Films.
Music Hall is a 1934 British musical drama film directed by John Baxter and starring George Carney, Ben Field and Mark Daly. It was made at Twickenham Studios as a quota quickie.
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