The Turners of Prospect Road
The Turners of Prospect Road is a 1947 British drama film directed by Maurice J. Wilson and starring Wilfrid Lawson, Helena Pickard and Maureen Glynne. A pet greyhound wins a major race meeting. As of 1996 it was missing from the National Film Archive. It was shot at Walton Studios.
|The Turners of Prospect Road|
|Directed by||Maurice J. Wilson|
|Produced by||Victor Katona|
|Written by||Victor Katona|
Jeanne de Casalis
|Music by||Nicholas Brodszky|
Philip Green (conducted by)
|Edited by||Kenneth Hume|
Victor Katona Productions
|Distributed by||Grand National Pictures (UK)|
|11 March 1947 (London) (UK)|
A London cabby finds a greyhound puppy in his cab, and gives it to his daughter. She raises it and trains it up at the race tracks; and in spite of crooked rival owners, the dog eventually wins the Greyhound Derby.
- Wilfrid Lawson as Will Turner
- Helena Pickard as Lil Turner
- Maureen Glynne as Betty Turner
- Amy Veness as Grandma
- Jeanne de Casalis as Mrs. Webster
- Shamus Locke as Terence O'Keefe
- Desmond Tester as Nicky
- Christopher Steele as Magistrate
- Giselle Morlais as Jacqueline
- Joy Frankau as Ruby
- Andrew Blackett as Andrew Carroll
- Gus McNaughton as Knocker
- Charles Farrell as Jack
- Peter Bull as J.G. Clarkson
TV Guide noted, "there are some fine moments of humor in this simple film and the acting is good, though not extraordinary. Made on an obviously limited budget, this is a good example of generic filmmaking, its amiable and predictable story populated by cutout characters."
- Gillett, Philip John. The British working class in postwar film. Manchester University Press, 2003.
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