Calling All Ma's

Calling All Ma's is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Redd Davis and starring Billy Caryll, Hilda Mundy and Margaret Yarde. A henpecked husband attempts to escape from his domineering wife.[1] The film was made at Wembley Studios by 20th Century Fox's British subsidiary, for release as a quota quickie.[2]

Calling All Ma's
Directed byRedd Davis
Produced byIvor McLaren
Written byAl Booth
StarringBilly Caryll
Hilda Mundy
Margaret Yarde
Julian Vedey
CinematographyRoy Kellino
Edited byReginald Beck
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
March 1937
Running time
49 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Billy Caryll as Billy Smith
  • Hilda Mundy as Hilda Smith
  • Margaret Yarde as Ma-in-Law
  • Anthony Shaw as Arthur Parkins
  • Julian Vedey as Italian
  • Charles Castella as Barman


  1. Chibnall p.287
  2. Wood p.89


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The British of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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