The March Hare (1956 Film)
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The March Hare 1956 Film

The March Hare
Directed byGeorge More O'Ferrall
Produced byAlbert Fennell
Bertram Ostrer
Written byGordon Wellesley
Allan MacKinnon
Paul Vincent Carroll (additional dialogue)
Based onthe novel Gamblers Sometimes Win by T.H. Bird[1]
Music byPhilip Green
CinematographyJack Hildyard
Edited byGordon Pilkington
B & A Productions (as Achilles)
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • April 1956 (1956-04) (UK)
Running time
85 minutes

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.[2] The film follows the efforts in Ireland to turn a seemingly useless racing horse into a Derby-winner.[3]


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.


Critical reception

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."[4]


  1. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "The March Hare". 1 April 1956 – via IMDb.
  3. ^ "The March Hare (1956)".
  4. ^ "The March Hare - Film from RadioTimes".

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