Into the Straight (1949)

Director
T.O. McCreadie

Main cast
James Workman; Charles 'Bud' Tingwell; Margo Lee; Muriel Steinbeck; Nonnie Peifer

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
A romance set in the world of the sport of kings. The Curzons are a racehorse breeding family, who need to strengthen their blood stock to re-establish a fading reputation.


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