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Once a Jolly Swagman

Released in the United States with the brashly appropriate title of Maniacs on Wheels, this 1949 BAFTA nominated film starred Dirk Bogarde, Bonar Colleano, Thora Hird, Sid James and Bill Owen. Bogarde, plays the role of Bill Fox, a bored factory worker whom against the wishes of his family and girlfriend, takes to the speedway track where he becomes a star. From then on in it’s glamour or grit all the way.


Jack Lee


United Kingdom




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