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The Galloping Major (1951)





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Basil Radford is cast superbly to type as The Galloping Major. The story concerns the efforts by retired Major Arthur Hill (Radford) to purchase a valuable race horse. He manages to attain financial backing from 300 fellow racing enthusiasts--and then messes things up for all concerned by buying the wrong horse. Persevering, Major Hill enters the steed in the Grand National, whereupon the horse disappears on the eve of the big event. The comic frustrations faced by the Major and his creditors are played effectively for light chuckles rather than belly laughs. The cast includes such polished farceurs as Hugh Griffith, Joyce Grenfell (a favorite of director Henry Cornelius, as witness Genevieve), Sydney Tafler and Alfie Bass.

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Basil Radford
as Major Arthur Hill
Jimmy Hanley
as Bill Collins
Janette Scott
as Susan Hil
A.E. Matthews
as Sir Robert Medleigh
René Ray
as Pam Riley
Renee Ray
as Pam Riley
Hugh Griffith
as Harold Temple
Charles Victor
as Sam Fisher
Sydney Tafler
as Mr. Leon
Julien Mitchell
as Sgt. Adair
Charles Lamb
as Emie Smart
Charles Hawtrey
as Lew Rimmel
Alfie Bass
as Newsboy
Sidney James
as Bookmaker
Gilbert Davis
as Horse Auctioneer
Tom Walls Jr.
as Captain Peters
James Lomas
as Harry Green
Ellen Pollock
as Horsey Lady
Raymond Rollett
as Policeman
Arthur Denton
as Clergyman
Sam Kydd
as Newspaper Vendor
Michael Ward
as Blimpish Character
Clifford Cobbe
as Studio Sergeant
Dick Courtenay
as Policeman
Mary Matthews
as Girl Assistant
Billy Russell
as Studio Horse Box Driver
Duncan Lamont
as Trainer #2
Donovan Winter
as Photographer
Derek Ensor
as Reporter
Roy Carr
as Albert
Ernest Metcalfe
as Auctioneer's Clerk
Joe Day
as Attendant
Pat Ryan
as Reporter
Dan Malvern
as Photographer
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Funny in spots, but hardly up to the level of its yeasty predecessors.

January 28, 2020 | Full Review…

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