Flying Fifty-Five

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Flying Fifty-Five
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Directed by Reginald Denham
Written byVernon Clancey
Kenneth Horne
Victor M. Greene
Based on The Flying Fifty-Five
by Edgar Wallace
Produced byVictor M. Greene
Starring Derrick De Marney
Nancy Burne
Marius Goring
Peter Gawthorne
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Edited byTed Richards
Production
company
Admiral Films
Distributed by RKO Pictures
Release date
May 1939
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Language English

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. [1] It was made by Admiral Films at Welwyn Studios. [2] 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 . [3]

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Plot

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.

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References

  1. "Flying Fifty-five (1939)". BFI. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012.
  2. Wood p.98
  3. Goble, Alan (8 September 2011). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. ISBN   9783110951943.

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