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Wall of Death (1951)

There Is Another Sun (original title)
The story about a prizefighter and a motorcycle daredevil that vie for the beautiful girl from the Carnival.

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

James Raisin (by), Guy Morgan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Shaw ... Lilian
Maxwell Reed ... Racer
Laurence Harvey ... Maguire
Hermione Baddeley ... Sarah
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Foley
Meredith Edwards ... Bratcher
Robert Adair Robert Adair ... Sarno
Earl Cameron ... Ginger Jones
Charles Farrell ... Simmonds
Eric Pohlmann ... Markie
Harry Fowler ... Young Rider
Leslie Bradley ... Track Manager
Laurence Naismith ... Riley
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Mannock
Jennifer Jayne ... Dora
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The story about a prizefighter and a motorcycle daredevil that vie for the beautiful girl from the Carnival.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1953 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Wall of Death See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nettlefold Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First time televised in US (as "Wall of Death") was on WGN (Channel 9) in Chicago on 22 February 1953. See more »

Goofs

Outside the fairground boxing booth, shadow boxing Maguire's hair is disturbed - cut to the inside of the booth and his hair is groomed. See more »

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Better than I remembered
18 December 2018 | by lucyrfisherSee all my reviews

No film with Maxwell Reed can be all bad. The director even used his height as a plot point - how can he hide in a crowd? Racer (Wall of Death) and Maguire (boxer) pick up Lilian (Susan Shaw) in a dodgy nightclub where they gamble away their savings. Racer wants to get back on the Speedway track, while Maguire wants to make it as a boxer. Meanwhile he falls in love with Lilian, but fears she has a thing for racer. The gruff trainer meanwhile is in love with the fortune teller - played to great effect by the wonderful Hermione Baddeley. "Your kabbalistic number is 69 and your lucky colour is blue - you're a Scorpio, I can tell!" The real star is the seedy background of the fair, the vans, and the grubby boarding house where Lilian is staying with a girlfriend - their show has closed and they're on their uppers. They still existed, with their Victorian furniture, in the 60s and 70s.


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