The Thoroughbred (1928 film)

The Thoroughbred is a 1928 British silent drama film directed by Sidney Morgan and starring Ian Hunter, Louise Prussing and Richard Barclay. It was made at Twickenham Studios. The screenplay concerns a jockey who is pressured to throw The Derby.

The Thoroughbred
Directed bySidney Morgan
Produced bySidney Morgan
Written bySidney Morgan
StarringIan Hunter
Louise Prussing
Richard Barclay
Harry Agar Lyons
London Screenplays
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
December 1928
Running time
5,608 feet[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


The wife of a Member of Parliament pressures a jockey to throw The Derby.[2]



  1. Low p.463
  2. British Film Institute. "The Thoroughbred | BFI | British Film Institute". Retrieved 15 January 2013.


  • Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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