The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)
Average Rating: 7.7/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1949 Wide
Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 1,077
D.H. Lawrence's tragic fable The Rocking Horse Winner is faithfully transferred to the screen in this 1950 gem. John Howard Davies, the young star of Oliver Twist (and the future chief film editor at the BBC) plays sensitive lad Paul Grahame, whose selfish, grasping mother (Valerie Hobson) warps his values. When his mom once more whines over her lack of wealth, the boy retreats to his new Christmas present, a hobby horse. Having been taught to ride like a real jockey by kindly handyman Bassett
Jan 1, 1949 Wide
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Odd, disturbing version of the Lawrence short story doesn't compromise its source.
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