The synthesis of the title compound via the Hantzsch method from 4'-flavone carboxaldehyde is described, and its molecular structure was determined by X-ray crystallography. The 1,4-dihydropyridine (1,4-DHP) ring adopts a boat conformation. The phenyl ring of the flavone is not exactly perpendicular to the DHP ring. Calcium antagonistic activity of this compound was evaluated in vitro by using BaCl2-stimulated rat ileum. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.