Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957)

Tip on a Dead Jockey Poster
Original Title: Tip on a Dead Jockey
Type: Movie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Runtime: 98 Minutes    (1 Hours : 38 Minutes)
Release Date: 06 Dec 1957 (Ireland)
Is Adult: No
English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Italian
Rated: n/A
Richard Thorpe
Charles Lederer, Irwin Shaw
Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Gia Scala  »


During the 1950s Madrid, an American veteran pilot with a gambling problem is forced to accept a high-paying dangerous smuggling job.


An expatriate American living in Madrid, former Air Force pilot Lloyd Tredman (Robert Taylor) is haunted by his memories of the Korean War and refuses to fly. So when he loses his last dollar on a horse race fixed by a smuggler, he forces himself to accept a $25,000 offer to transport a box of contraband currency from Egypt to Spain. But as Tredman makes the return flight home, he discovers his cargo also includes heroin as he races across the Mediterranean with Interpol hot on his trail. Written by Anonymous


Plane to Madrid ... and the fearful cargo it carried !

Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The 32nd Day (United States)
    Time for Action (South Africa, English title)
    Contrebande au Caire (France)
    Apuesta por un jinete (Spain)
    Contrabando no Cairo (Brazil)

  • Company

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

  • Country

    United States

  • Certification

    Netherlands:14 (orginal rating)
    United Kingdom:A
    United States:Not Rated
    West Germany:12 (f)

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  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    2.35 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)