Calling All Stars

Calling All Stars is a 1937 British musical comedy film directed by Herbert Smith and starring Arthur Askey, Evelyn Dall and Max Bacon. The film is a revue, featuring a number of musical acts playing themselves. It was made at Beaconsfield Studios for release as a quota quickie.[1] The film's art direction is by Norman G. Arnold.

Calling All Stars
Directed byHerbert Smith
Produced byHerbert Smith
S.W. Smith
Written byHerbert Smith
StarringArthur Askey
Evelyn Dall
Max Bacon
Bert Ambrose
Music byCarroll Gibbons
CinematographyGeorge Stretton
Edited byBrereton Porter
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation
Release date
March 1937
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


After a set of master discs is dropped, the recording artists are gathered with each providing a portion of their composition.

Partial cast


  1. Chibnall p.288


  • 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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