The Rocking Horse Winner (film)

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The Rocking Horse Winner
DVD cover
Directed byAnthony Pelissier
Produced byJohn Mills
Written byD. H. Lawrence (story)
Anthony Pelissier
StarringValerie Hobson
John Howard Davies
Ronald Squire
Music byWilliam Alwyn
Edited byJohn Seabourne
Release date
  • 30 November 1949 (1949-11-30) (UK)
  • 8 June 1950 (1950-06-08) (U.S.)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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; 21 December 1949, page 8.
  2. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; 10 June 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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