The Double Event (1921 film)

The Double Event is a 1921 British silent comedy film directed by Kenelm Foss and starring Mary Odette, Roy Travers and Lionelle Howard.[1] After her father, a country clergyman, loses large sums of money his daughter recoups his losses by becoming the partner of a bookie.

The Double Event
Directed byKenelm Foss
Produced byH.W. Thompson
Written byDouglas Hoare (play)
Sydney Blow (play)
Kenelm Foss
StarringMary Odette
Roy Travers
Lionelle Howard
Distributed byAstra Films
Release date
July 1921
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles

The film is based on a play of the same title, which was adapted into a sound film The Double Event in 1934.


  • Mary Odette as Dot Martingale
  • Roy Travers as Captain Dennison
  • Lionelle Howard as Charles Martingale
  • Tom Coventry as Angus McNeil
  • Roy Byford as James Bennington
  • Beatie Olna Travers as Laura Bennington
  • James McWilliams as Reverend Hubert Martingale
  • Louie Freear as Susannah
  • Sydney Wood as Dick Martingale
  • Julie Kean as Harriet Martingale


  1. Low p.358


  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.

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