Calling the Tune

Calling the Tune was a 1936 British musical drama film directed by Reginald Denham and Thorold Dickinson and starring Adele Dixon, Sally Gray and Sam Livesey. It was based on a play written by the Irish MP and novelist, Justin Huntly McCarthy first published in 1913. It was made at Ealing Studios[1] The film's sets were designed by the art director R. Holmes Paul.

Calling the Tune
Directed byReginald Denham
Produced byHugh Perceval
Written byBasil Mason
Reginald Denham
StarringAdele Dixon
Sally Gray
Sam Livesey
CinematographyFranz Weihmayr
Edited byThorold Dickinson
Ray Pitt
Phoenix Films
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
7 July 1936
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



  1. Wood p.85


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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