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The Galloping Major. Image shows left to right: Humbert Temple (Hugh Griffith), Major Arthur Hill (Basil Radford). Credit: STUDIOCANAL
The Galloping Major

The Galloping Major

  • 1952 film

Comedy following a community that forms a syndicate to purchase and run their own racehorse. Stars Basil Radford, Jimmy Hanley, Janette Scott, A.E. Matthews, Rene Ray and more.


Win a restored edition of The Galloping Major on DVD or Blu-ray

The Galloping Major. Image shows left to right: Susan Hill (Janette Scott), Bill Collins (Jimmy Hanley), Major Arthur Hill (Basil Radford), Pam Riley (Rene Ray). Credit: STUDIOCANAL

Basil Radford leads the wonderful star cast in The Galloping Major, freshly restored in high definition and available to own on DVD, digital and Blu-ray for the first time ever, from 8th August.

From an idea by Radford himself and also starring Jimmy Hanley, Janette Scott and A.E. Matthews, with Joyce Grenfell, Hugh Griffith, Sydney Tafler and others, the story follows a group of friends who form a syndicate to purchase a racehorse.

The Galloping Major Blu-ray artwork. Copyright: STUDIOCANAL

Naturally they think their endeavour will be a smooth one, but problems begin to occur very quickly. However, it seems their new steed may just be a winner waiting for an owner with the belief to see it through. That is if they can keep hold of him long enough!

Available now to pre-order, the 1951 comedy has been lovingly restored for this debut release, and also includes a feature about filming locations, an interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet about the film, and stills gallery.

Directed by Henry Cornelius (Passport To Pimlico) and produced by Monja Danischewsky (The Battle Of The Sexes), the pair also wrote The Galloping Major's screenplay.

Part of the Romulus Films archive catalogue now owned by STUDIOCANAL, it will be released on Monday 8th August 2022 and we have two copies to give away to lucky winners in the format of their choice, standard definition DVD or high definition Blu-ray.

Terms & conditions

This competition is open to UK residents only. One entry per household. The competition closes 23:59, 21st August 2022. The winners will be contacted by email and will have 3 days to respond and accept the prize. Failure to accept the prize in the allocated time will result in a new winner being selected.

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