Up for the Derby

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Up for the Derby
Directed by Maclean Rogers
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Written by Bert Lee
Jack Marks
R.P. Weston
Starring Sydney Howard
Dorothy Bartlam
Tom Helmore
Music by Lew Stone
Harris Weston
Cinematography Cyril Bristow
Freddie Young
Edited by Cecil H. Williamson
Production
company
Distributed by Woolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
1933
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

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.

Contents

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

Premise

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

Cast

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References

  1. Wood p.76

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