A Boy, a Girl and a Bike

A Boy, a Girl and a Bike is a 1949 British romantic comedy film directed by Ralph Smart and starring John McCallum, Honor Blackman and Patrick Holt.[2] The film's art direction was by George Provis.[3] The film concerns the romantic escapades and adventures of a Yorkshire cycling club.

A Boy, a Girl and a Bike
British quad poster
Directed byRalph Smart
Produced byRalph Keene
Alfred Roome
Screenplay byTed Willis
Story byRalph Keene
& John Sommerfield
StarringJohn McCallum
Honor Blackman
Patrick Holt
Diana Dors
Music byKenneth Pakeman
CinematographyRay Elton
Phil Grindrod
Edited byJames Needs
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • 23 May 1949 (1949-05-23) (London, UK)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£61,000 (by 1953)[1]


Young couple Sue (Honor Blackman) and Sam (Patrick Holt) are members of a Yorkshire cycling club, the ‘Wakeford Wheelers’. Romantic complications ensue when wealthy David (John McCallum) becomes smitten with Sue, and joins the club to pursue her, much to Sam's dismay.


Critical reception

The Radio Times gave the film two out of five stars, calling it, "A minor, good-natured British comedy romance."[4]



  • Spicer, Andrew. Sydney Box. Manchester University Press, 2006.

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