Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this 1957 psychological action drama, Robert Taylor plays Lloyd Tredman, a WWII American airman plagued by guilt over the war deaths of comrades in failed missions. Living in Spain, Tredman is despondent after losing all his money betting on a horse which ends up throwing its jockey and killing him. In order to get money and help a former comrade, Jimmy Heldon (Jack Lord), who is also broke, Tredman agreeds to a currency smuggling plot proposed by Bert Smith (Martin Gabel). In on the scheme is a Madrid native, Toto del Aro (Marcel Dalio). They smuggle the money and elude authorities after a long chase, but when they discover that their booty includes narcotics, they turn themselves in and implicate Smith.

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aerial, barnstorming, chase, death, divorce, excitement, expatriate, finances, jockey, loot, marital-problems, marriage, mastermind, memory, occupation [military], police, scheme, smuggling, syndicate, veteran [military], wife