Up for the Derby

Up for the Derby is a 1933 British sports comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Sydney Howard, Dorothy Bartlam and Tom Helmore. The screenplay concerns a tramp who unexpectedly gains money.

Up for the Derby
Directed byMaclean Rogers
Produced byHerbert Wilcox
Written byBert Lee
Jack Marks
R.P. Weston
StarringSydney Howard
Dorothy Bartlam
Tom Helmore
Music byLew Stone
Harris Weston
CinematographyCyril Bristow
Freddie Young
Edited byCecil H. Williamson
Distributed byWoolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Elstree Studios.[1] The film's sets were designed by the art director Frederick Pusey.


A tramp unexpectedly comes into some money, and buys a racehorse which goes on to win The Derby.



  1. Wood p.76


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

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