The Broken Horseshoe (film)

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The Broken Horseshoe
"The Broken Horseshoe" (1953).jpg
Original Australian daybill
Directed by Martyn C. Webster
Produced by Ernest G. Roy
Written by A.R. Rawlinson
Based on the television serial by Francis Durbridge
Starring Robert Beatty
Elizabeth Sellars
Music by Wilfred Burns
Cinematography Gerald Gibbs
Edited by Joseph Sterling
Distributed by Butcher's Film Service
Release date
1953 (UK)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Broken Horseshoe is a 1953 British crime film directed by Martyn C. Webster and starring Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars, Peter Coke and Hugh Kelly.[1] [2] A surgeon is drawn into a murder case when he offers shelter to a woman who has witnessed a killing linked to a horse-doping syndicate.[3] It was based on a six-part television series The Broken Horseshoe which had aired the previous year.[4]


A hit and run victim is operated on by Dr Fenton (Beatty), but the patient is later murdered and the doctor finds himself the prime suspect. The mysterious Della (Elizabeth Sellars), connected to a horse doping ring, falls for the doctor and helps him clear his name and expose the villains.[5]



  1. ^ "The Broken Horseshoe (1953)". IMDb. 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "THE BROKEN HORSESHOE - British Board of Film Classification". 
  3. ^ "The Broken Horseshoe". BFI. 
  4. ^ "1950's British TV and Radio Snippets - Fifties Drama Serials". 
  5. ^ "The Broken Horseshoe".