In a Monastery Garden (film)

In a Monastery Garden is a 1932 British drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring John Stuart, Hugh Williams, Alan Napier, and Frank Pettingell.[1] An Italian musician begins to steal his brother's compositions after he is jailed for shooting a prince.[2]

In a Monastery Garden
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byMichael Barringer (dialogue)
H. Fowler Mear (story)
StarringJohn Stuart
Hugh Williams
Alan Napier
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Edited byLister Laurance
Distributed byAssociated Producers & Distributors (UK)
S. & G. Films (US)
Release date
  • 11 March 1932 (1932-03-11) (UK)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Twickenham Studios.


Critical reception

The New York Times concluded "dullish is the word." [3]



  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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