The Calendar (1948 film)
The Calendar is a black and white 1948 British drama film directed by Arthur Crabtree and starring Greta Gynt, John McCallum, Raymond Lovell and Leslie Dwyer. It is based on the 1929 play The Calendar and subsequent novel by Edgar Wallace that had previously been adapted in 1931.
|Directed by||Arthur Crabtree|
|Produced by||Antony Darnborough|
|Written by||Geoffrey Kerr|
|Based on||The Calendar |
by Edgar Wallace
|Music by||Arthur Wilkinson|
|Cinematography||Cyril J. Knowles|
Reginald H. Wyer
|Edited by||Jean Barker|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
|26 May 1948 (London) (UK)|
After losing his money at the races, a racehorse owner's (John McCallum) fiancée (Greta Gynt) jilts him and marries a lord (Raymond Lovell). Whilst drowning his sorrows, the racehorse owner becomes involved in a big-race scandal. The plot is to steal his own prize horse before a race, therefore increasing the odds in another big race, the Ascot Gold Cup. Can he successfully recoup his fortune and also win again in the romantic stakes?
- Greta Gynt as Wenda Panniford
- John McCallum as Captain Garry Anson
- Raymond Lovell as Lord Willie Panniford
- Sonia Holm as Lady Mollie Panniford
- Leslie Dwyer as Sam Hillcott
- Charles Victor as John Dory
- Felix Aylmer as Lord Forlingham
- Diana Dors as Hawkins
- Cyril Chamberlain as Customs Official
- Sidney King as Tony
- Noel Howlett as Lawyer
- Barry Jones as Sir John Garth
- Claude Bailey as Lord Inspond
- Desmond Roberts as Rainby
- Fred Payne as Andy Lynn
Britmovie called the film a "tepid melodrama"; while David Parkinson, in the Radio Times, wrote, "British cinema was heavily dependent on the mysteries of Edgar Wallace in the early talkie era. Few of these creaky thrillers were ever remade, until someone at Gainsborough Productions felt the need to bring this veritable stage warhorse under starter's orders for a second time. It's all clipped accents and impossibly earnest hamming from the off...fans of Dick Francis may find it amusing."
- Andrew Spicer, Sydney Box Manchester Uni Press 2006 p 210
- "The Calendar". BFI.
- "The Calendar (1948) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- "'The Calendar' Made Again As A Film". Weekly Times (4208). Victoria, Australia. 15 February 1950. p. 49. Retrieved 27 October 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "The Calendar". britmovie.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014.
- David Parkinson. "The Calendar". RadioTimes.