T. E. B. Clarke
27 May 1954 (1954-05-27) (UK )
Robert Morley(Lord Logan),
Kay Walsh(Barbara Crain),
Edward Underdown(Geoffrey Tyler),
Fella Edmonds(Georgie Crain),
Honor Blackman(Mrs Tyler)
A View to a Kill,
The Rainbow Jacket is a 1954 British Ealing Studios drama film, produced by Michael Relph, directed by Basil Dearden, and featuring Robert Morley, Kay Walsh, Bill Owen, Honor Blackman and Sid James.
A champion jockey, having forfeited his own career by taking a bribe, takes a young rider under his wing.
The film premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square in London on 27 May 1954, and the reviewer for The Times wrote that, "It is, then, an entertaining film, a film in love with racing and yet not quite so devotedly so as to refrain from suggesting that in the running of the St. Leger there can be some very queer goings-on indeed."
Sixty years after the premiere, TV Guide felt that "a trite outcome mars this fairly entertaining film, which features real-life British racing figures Raymond Glendenning and Gordon Richards," while Time Out noted that the film was "the first collaboration between Dearden and TEB Clarke after The Blue Lamp...Despite its intriguing subject, the film offers little but the cosy, sentimental view of life that is typical of late Ealing films."
ReferencesThe Rainbow Jacket Wikipedia
The Rainbow Jacket IMDb The Rainbow Jacket themoviedb.org