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The Calendar (1948)

| Drama | 5 July 1948 (UK)
The favourite for the big race is nobbled and suspicion falls on the owner. His secret admirer proves it wasn't him.

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Raymond Lovell ...
Sonia Holm ...
Lady Mollie Panniford
Leslie Dwyer ...
Charles Victor ...
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Lord Forlingham
Sydney King ...
Tony (as Sidney King)
Noel Howlett ...
Lawyer
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Sir John Garth
Claude Bailey ...
Lord Inspond
Desmond Roberts ...
Rainby
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Hawkins
Fred Payne ...
Andy Lynn
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Customs Official
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The favourite for the big race is nobbled and suspicion falls on the owner. His secret admirer proves it wasn't him.

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Sieg und Platz  »

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This film received its initial telecast in the New York City area Tuesday 1 August 1950 on WNBT (Channel 4). See more »

Quotes

Lord Willie Panniford: I can't ask you to be best man.
Tony: Why?
Lord Willie Panniford: Wenda wants to have Garry.
Tony: Ha ha ha ha!
Lord Willie Panniford: What's the joke?
Tony: I don't think you'd see it old boy.
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Follows Bachelor's Folly (1931) See more »

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Home James, and Don't Spare the Horses
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Written by Fred Hillebrand
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Dated but entertaining horse drama
14 November 1998 | by (Tasmania) – See all my reviews

This is actually based on a play by Edgar Wallace, the famous British thriller author who divided his time equally between writing and going to the track; not surprisingly a few of his novels have a racing background. This story isn't actually much of a thriller as such, although it does have some crime content. Our hero (John McCallum) has sent an important message to his gold-digging girlfriend written on a banknote. He knows she's too greedy to destroy it, so the story revolves around how he can get the note back before his racing career is ruined. This is a pleasant lightweight movie, though you probably should know something about English society and/or horse-racing to really understand what's going on. Wallace's biographer Margaret Lane describes THE CALENDAR as "undoubtedly one of Wallace's best plays, for on this ingenious plot he built a structure of authentic and amusing racing detail and provided the incomparable Gordon Harker with another made-to-measure part in a character of a burglar turned butler." Wallace, incidentally, later went to Hollywood and was working on the script of KING KONG when he died.


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