Flying Fifty-Five

Flying Fifty-Five is a 1939 British sports-drama film directed by Reginald Denham and starring Derrick De Marney, Nancy Burne, 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]

Flying Fifty-Five
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Directed byReginald Denham
Produced byVictor M. Greene
Written byVernon Clancey
Kenneth Horne
Victor M. Greene
Based onThe Flying Fifty-Five
by Edgar Wallace
StarringDerrick De Marney
Nancy Burne
Marius Goring
Peter Gawthorne
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byTed Richards
Production
company
Admiral Films
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
May 1939
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

SynopsisEdit

After being disinherited by his wealthy father, an amateur jockey goes to work under an assumed name at a rural racing stables. Confusion arises when he is mistakenly reported to have been murdered.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flying Fifty-five (1939)". BFI.
  2. ^ Wood p.98
  3. ^ "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". google.co.uk.

BibliographyEdit

  • Wood, Linda. British Films 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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