Duration DirectorGeorge More OFerrall Music directorPhilip Green
WriterT.H. Bird (novel), Paul Vincent Carroll, Allan MacKinnon, Gordon Wellesley ScreenplayPaul Vincent Carroll, Allan MacKinnon, Gordon Wellesley CastPeggy Cummins (Pat McGuire), Terence Morgan (Sir Charles Hare), Martita Hunt (Lady Anne), Stringer Davis (Doctor), Cyril Cusack (Lazy Mangan) Similar moviesWilfrid Hyde-White appears in The March Hare and The Rainbow Jacket
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The March Hare is a 1956 British comedy film directed by George More O'Ferrall and starring Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan, Martita Hunt and Cyril Cusack. The film follows the efforts in Ireland to turn a seemingly useless racing horse into a Derby-winner.
Sir Charles Hare (Terence Morgan), a dissolute Irish baronet who gambles away his ancestral home and its racing stables, decides to stay on when the new American owner's attractive daughter Pat (Peggy Cummins) mistakes him for a groom. Playing along with her mistake, romance develops between the two, as Hare helps Pat rear a colt to enter into the Derby Day competition.
Peggy Cummins as Pat McGuire
Terence Morgan as Sir Charles Hare
Martita Hunt as Lady Anne
Cyril Cusack as Lazy Mangan
Wilfrid Hyde-White as Colonel Keene
Derrick De Marney as Captain Marlow
Charles Hawtrey as Fisher
Maureen Delany as Bridget
Ivan Samson as Hardwicke
MacDonald Parke as Maguire
Peter Swanwick as Nils Svenson
Charles Wade as Tim Doughty
In the Radio Times, Tony Sloman gave the film three out of five stars, and wrote, "Best remembered (if at all) for Philip Green's jaunty theme music, this British Lion horse-racing romp gains from the fact that it was photographed in colour and CinemaScope by the great Jack Hildyard. It also has good-looking leads in handsome Terence Morgan and sultry Peggy Cummins who, together with a sly performance from Cyril Cusack, keep the whole thing a good deal more watchable than it deserves to be. Comedy fans might care to note the pre-Carry On casting of Charles Hawtrey, while Wilfrid Hyde White also puts in an appearance."