The Flying Fifty-Five (1924)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The oft-filmed Edgar Wallace novel Flying Fifty-Five was given its first screen treatment in 1924. Lionelle Howard plays Reggie Cambray, a nobleman with a fondness for horse racing. Falling love with Stella Barrington (Stephanie Stephens), Reggie comes to her rescue when she is victimized by crooked gamblers. Taking the place of Stella's jockey, who has been beaten senseless by the villains, Reggie rides his girl friend's horse to victory. Reviews indicate that Flying Fifty-Five was pretty slow going until the pulse-pounding racetrack finale.

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Britain, disguise, jockey, nobility, racer, romance, sweetheart