The Rocking Horse Winner (film)

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The Rocking Horse Winner
DVD cover
Directed by Anthony Pelissier
Produced by John Mills
Written by D. H. Lawrence (story)
Anthony Pelissier
Starring Valerie Hobson
John Howard Davies
Ronald Squire
Music by William Alwyn
Release dates
30 November 1949 (UK)
June 8, 1950 (US)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Rocking Horse Winner is a 1949 fantasy film about a young boy who can pick winners in horse races with complete accuracy.[1][2] It is an adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence short story "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and starred Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies and Ronald Squire. Producer of the film John Mills also acted in the film.



The film was considered a faithful adaptation of Lawrence's story.[3]



  1. ^ Variety film review; December 21, 1949, page 8.
  2. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; June 10, 1950, page 90.
  3. ^ The Rocking Horse Winner Review - Read Variety's Analysis Of The Movie The Rocking Horse Winner


  • The Great British Films, pp 137–139, Jerry Vermilye, 1978, Citadel Press, ISBN 0-8065-0661-X

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