Music directorMalcolm Arnold Art directorMichael Stringer LanguageEnglish
WriterNeil Paterson, Montagu Slater, Geoffrey Orme Release date17 March 1954 (UK) Based ona story by James Curtis CastGoogie Withers, John McCallum, Jeremy Spenser Similar moviesRelated Cyril Frankel movies
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Devil on Horseback is a 1954 British drama film directed by Cyril Frankel and starring Googie Withers, John McCallum and Jeremy Spenser. Its plot involves a boy who pursues his ambition to be a jockey. The screenplay was by Scottish writer Neil Paterson. It was made at Beaconsfield Studios with sets designed by Michael Stringer.
Leonard Maltin called it an "inconsequential racing yarn" ; the Radio Times said, "it's strong on atmosphere and story. Sadly, the film suffers from lack of pace, disappointing racing sequences and an overdose of sentimentality" ; but TV Guide called it a "good racetrack drama, with excellent performances all around."