The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Release Date - May 27, 1954 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Horseracing provides the framework of this British drama. The story begins as a former champion jockey Sam Lilley is barred from racing. Although he himself can no longer race, the jockey decides to live his dreams through Georgie Crain, who becomes his youthful protege. Sam teaches George all he knows, and also insists that he keep his morals high. But when Georgie's mother encounters financial disaster, the lad and his mentor decide they have no choice but to throw a race for a gang of criminals. Unfortunately, this leads to even more ethical problems.

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horse-racing, apprentice, ban, Britain, champion, con/scam, corruption, dilemma, ethics, hardships, horse, indiscretion, jockey, mentor, morale, mother, promise, protegé, racer, racetrack, sports, teacher, track [track and field], veteran [military]