Devil on Horseback (1954)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Real-life husband and wife John McCallum and Googie Withers top the cast of Devil on Horseback. A racetrack drama, the film centers on the activities of natural-born jockey Moppy Parfitt (Jeremy Spencer). As he gains prominence on the track, Moppy becomes insufferably egotistical. His "win at all costs" policy ultimately results in the unecessary death of a horse. Much to the delight of horse owner Charles Roberts (McCallum) and trainer Mrs. Cadell (Withers), Moppy finally learns that there's something more to being a jockey than just talent. Prominently featured in the supporting cast is Liam Redmond as a bibulous ex-jockey named Scarlett O'Hara (sic!)

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ambition, horse, horse-racing, sports, competition, friendship, humility, jockey, racing, success, upward-mobility, vanity