|The Broken Horseshoe|
Original Australian daybill
|Directed by||Martyn C. Webster|
|Produced by||Ernest G. Roy|
|Written by||A.R. Rawlinson|
|Based on||the television serial by Francis Durbridge|
|Music by||Wilfred Burns|
|Edited by||Joseph Sterling|
Nettlefold Films (UK)
|Distributed by||Butcher's Film Service|
The Broken Horseshoe is a 1953 British crime film directed by Martyn C. Webster and starring Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars, Peter Coke and Hugh Kelly. A surgeon is drawn into a murder case when he offers shelter to a woman who has witnessed a killing linked to a horse-doping syndicate. It was based on a six-part television series The Broken Horseshoe which had aired the previous year.
A hit and run victim is operated on by Dr Fenton (Beatty), but the patient is later murdered and the doctor finds himself the prime suspect. The mysterious Della (Elizabeth Sellars), connected to a horse doping ring, falls for the doctor and helps him clear his name and expose the villains.
- Robert Beatty as Dr. Mark Fenton
- Elizabeth Sellars as Della Freeman
- Peter Coke as Detective Inspector George Bellamy
- Hugh Kelly as Dr. Craig
- Janet Butler as Sister Rogers
- Vida Hope as Jackie Leroy
- Ferdy Mayne as Charles Constance
- James Raglan as Superintendent Grayson
- George Benson as Prescott
- Roger Delgado as Felix Gallegos
- Ronald Leigh-Hunt as Sergeant Lewis
- Hugh Pryse as Mr. Rattray
- Toke Townley as Fred Barker
- "The Broken Horseshoe (1953)". IMDb. 23 November 2014.
- "THE BROKEN HORSESHOE - British Board of Film Classification".
- "The Broken Horseshoe". BFI. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009.
- "1950's British TV and Radio Snippets - Fifties Drama Serials".
- "The Broken Horseshoe".
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