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Salty O'Rourke

Directed by Raoul Walsh
United States, 1945


A gambler (Alan Ladd) and his buddy (William Demarest) find a wise-guy jockey for their long-shot horse.

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Salty O'Rourke Directed by Raoul Walsh

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1946 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Critics reviews

Whatever Salty O’Rourke is, I can’t take my eyes off of it. This is a film about con artists, gangsters and jockeys, a now-lost world of defensive swagger. And because the world it is showing is now effectively lost (if it ever existed beyond the cinema), there is a certain poetry in straining to observe it through this technically compromised source.
November 20, 2016
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  • FISCHER's rating of the film Salty O'Rourke

    Une sympathique osmose entre comédie sentimentale et film noir, unique œuvre réalisée par le metteur en scène pour la Paramount, avec une magistrale composition de Stanley Clements dans le rôle du jeune jockey irascible et déroutant, dont la filmographie ultérieure ne profitera guère de cette exceptionnelle prestation...

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