The Rainbow Jacket details
|Starring:||Bill Owen, Kay Walsh, Honor Blackman, Edward Underdown, Robert Morley|
|Directors:||Basil Dearden, Michael Relph|
The Rainbow Jacket
|Run time:||1 hour 36 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Mar 2010|
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Little Known GemBy nyb (5 reviews) from Scotland , 09 Apr 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]An excellent, little known gem of early 1950's British Cinema. Wonderful cast, and with director Basil Dearden at the helm, quality film making is assured.
Come On Fella!By Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 23 Dec 2011A nicely filmed jockey caper, with Bill Owen turning out to be the most unlikely romantic lead in the whole of cinema history. It was great to go back to those postwar days when cars looked like cars and everyone wore drab clothes, except the jockeys. Whatever happened to the boy actor, Fella Edmonds, who did most of the riding, I don't know, but he was good in a Hayley Mills type of way. Look out for loads of familiar faces from British films of the last 50 years.
Racing's Golden YearsBy Onehorsetown (5 reviews) , 03 Sep 2011Viewed now, The Rainbow Jacket is a superb nostalgic racing film. The direction, colour and sound are all first class and the acting isn't too bad either - Bill Owen, Robert Morley and the schoolboy jockey, Fella Edmonds, were all convincing in their roles.
Like many films of the 1950s the plot is contrived, but to be forgiving, there are diamonds amongst the broken glass. Here you have a chance to see the racecourses as they were 60 years ago and, the crowds that attended when, betting on horses was Britain's national pastime. Also, there are beautiful scenes of the horses exercising on Newmarket Heath - almost Stubbs like. Interestingly, everybody seemed to read The Sporting Life - I wonder what the circulation was then?
The Rainbow JacketBy a customer , 08 Apr 2011
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Delightful film well worth family watching, great cast with many forgotten faces popping up. By todays standards acting and special effects (rocking horses) and dialogue is dated but a real gem and a bit of a weepy.Great seeing some of the old cars I have driven Ford Zephyr, etc. brought back some memories.
Little Known GemBy nyb (5 reviews) from Scotland , 09 Apr 2010An excellent, little known gem of early 1950's British Cinema. Wonderful cast, and with director Basil Dearden at the helm, quality film making is assured.
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