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I've Gotta Horse

I've Gotta Horse

Kenneth Hume (1965)

U Certificate


Our Score
Billy Fury, one of Britain's answers to Elvis back in the 1960s, deserved better than this dumb confection, which failed to do for him what similar threadbare flicks did for Cliff Richard. Coronation Street fans might enjoy watching Amanda Barrie in her movie heyday, and connoisseurs of trivia will note that the director Kenneth Hume was married to Shirley Bassey at the time, while dedicated followers of fashion can admire the 60s clothes. However, nothing can take your mind off the terrible plot, as singer Fury misses rehearsals to watch his racehorse run in the Derby. If you care, the title was the catchphrase of colourful racetrack tipster Ras Prince Monolulu, a now-forgotten minor celebrity of the period.


I've Gotta Horse (1966) was Liverpool pop sensation Billy Fury's second hit feature film. This musical comedy centres on the star's famous love of animals. A thoroughbred racehorse horse named Armitage contracts pneumonia after Billy smuggles it backstage. Havoc ensues as Billy has to choose between his love of the horse and the big show. Songs include "I've Gotta Horse" and "Stand By Me".

Cast & Crew

Billy Billy Fury
Jo Amanda Barrie
Hymie Campbell Michael Medwin
Mrs Bartholemew Marjorie Rhodes
Mr Bartholemew Bill Fraser
Jock Peter Gilmore
Costumer's assistant Jon Pertwee
Peter Michael Cashman
The Gamblers The Gamblers
The Bachelors The Bachelors
Director Kenneth Hume
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Anglo Amalgamated


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