Tip on a Dead Jockey Poster

Release Date: 1957

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Haunted by memories of the Korean War, pilot Lloyd Tredman (Robert Taylor) leaves his wife and indulges in hedonistic excesses among fellow Americans in Madrid. When an ill-advised bet on a racehorse robs him of his savings and also results in a jockey's death, an impoverished Thorpe is forced to work for the manipulative Bert Smith (Martin Gabel). As he pilots Smith's rogue smuggling plane to Egypt, Thorpe struggles with a crippling fear of flying -- and with his own conscience.

Cast: Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Gia Scala, Martin Gabel, Marcel Dalio, Jack Lord, Joyce Jameson

Director: Richard Thorpe

Genres: Crime drama

Keywords: 1950s, Melodramatic, Temptation, Wife, Quest, Fall, Suspenseful