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The Rocking Horse Winner

  • 1950
  • Cast: John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, Valerie Hobson, John Mills

Eerie adaptation of a DH Lawrence short story about a boy (Howard Davies, Oliver in Lean's Oliver) who by obsessively riding his rocking-horse can predict the winners of horse races ā€“ but at what cost? Fascinating study of money, power, sex and a boy's love for his glamorous mum, with fine performances from all.

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