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Village Squire, The

Synopsis
Feature film comedy. The local squire insists on staging a production of Macbeth. A visiting film star halts the play’s progress and falls in love with the squire’s daughter.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1935
Duration
76 mins; 6,800 feet

Credits

Director
Reginald Denham
Producer
Anthony Havelock-Allan
Cinematographer
Francis Carver
Screenplay
Sherard Powell
Art Direction
H.R. Oxley
Cast
David HorneSquire Hollis
Leslie PerrinsRichard Venables
Moira LyndMary Hollis
Vivien LeighRose Venables

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre

Notes

General
Adapted from the play by Arthur Jarvis Black.
This was the screen debut of Vivien Leigh.

Production Company

Name

British and Dominions Film

Name

Paramount British Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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