The Calendar (1948 film)
|Directed by||Arthur Crabtree|
|Produced by||Antony Darnborough|
|Written by||Geoffrey Kerr|
|Based on||play 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)|
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 a novel The Calendar by Edgar Wallace that had previously been adapted in 1931. 
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 - Wenda Panniford
- John McCallum - Captain Garry Anson
- Raymond Lovell - Lord Willie Panniford
- Sonia Holm - Lady Mollie Panniford
- Leslie Dwyer - Sam Hillcott
- Charles Victor - John Dory
- Felix Aylmer - Lord Forlingham
- Diana Dors - Hawkins
- Cyril Chamberlain - Customs Official
- Sidney King - Tony
- Noel Howlett - Lawyer
- Barry Jones - Sir John Garth
- Claude Bailey - Lord Inspond
- Desmond Roberts - Rainby
- Fred Payne - 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". britmovie.co.uk.
- David Parkinson. "The Calendar". RadioTimes.
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