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.[1] A pet greyhound wins a major race meeting.[2] As of 1996 it was missing from the National Film Archive.[2] It was shot at Walton Studios.

The Turners of Prospect Road
"The Turners of Prospect Road" (1947).jpg
Directed byMaurice J. Wilson
Produced byVictor Katona
Written byVictor Katona
Patrick Kirwan
StarringWilfrid Lawson
Jeanne de Casalis
Music byNicholas Brodszky
Philip Green (conducted by)
CinematographyFrederick Ford
Edited byKenneth Hume
Production
company
Victor Katona Productions
Distributed byGrand National Pictures (UK)
Release date
11 March 1947 (London) (UK)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

PremiseEdit

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.

CastEdit

Critical receptionEdit

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."[3]

The film was criticised by sectors of the greyhound industry for stereotypical portrayal of greyhound racing. The filming took place at Clapton Stadium and White City Stadium.[4]

BibliographyEdit

  • Gillett, Philip John. The British working class in postwar film. Manchester University Press, 2003.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Turners of Prospect Road (1947)". Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.
  2. ^ a b Gillett p.6
  3. ^ "The Turners Of Prospect Road".
  4. ^ "Monthly Greyhound Star (Remember When) April edition". Greyhound Star. 1947.

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