The Rocking Horse Winner
The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)

D.H. Lawrence's tragic fable The Rocking Horse Winner is faithfully transferred to the screen in this 1950 gem. John Howard Davies, the young star of Oliver Twist (and the future chief film editor at the BBC) plays sensitive lad Paul… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1949
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Odd, disturbing version of the Lawrence short story doesn't compromise its source.

Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

DVD is a treatise on the famed D.H. Lawrence short story.

Jeremiah Kipp

Pelissier's bold expressionistic cinematography during the [rocking horse] sequences taps into the nightmare logic of a child's dreams, spinning into delirium.

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A young English boy discovers that he can help erase his mother's enormous financial debt by predicting winners at the race track. Its never really quite… More
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a fine british adaptation of the creepy dh lawrence story about a boy who desperately rides his rocking horse in order to predict race winners to please his… More