Over the Garden Wall (1934 film)

Over the Garden Wall is a 1934 British romantic comedy film directed by John Daumery and starring Bobby Howes, Marian Marsh and Margaret Bannerman.

Over the Garden Wall
Directed byJohn Daumery
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byH.F. Maltby (play)
Gordon Wellesley
StarringBobby Howes
Marian Marsh
Margaret Bannerman
Viola Lyel
Music byHarry Acres
CinematographyJack E. Cox
Edited byLeslie Norman
Distributed byBritish International Pictures
Release date
June 1934
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was based on a play The Youngest of Three by H.F. Maltby, who co-wrote the screenplay. It was made at Elstree Studios[1] with sets designed by art director David Rawnsley. Marian Marsh was imported from Hollywood where she had starred in major productions such as Svengali. while Howes was a popular British star of stage musicals who appeared in several films during the decade.


A young man and a woman exchange glances through the windows of their passing trains. They later discover that they are staying in neighboring houses, but their respective families are feuding and they are only occasionally able to continue their romance across the garden wall. Eventually, they decide to elope together but this only leads to more trouble than it is worth.



  1. Wood p.83


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Warren, Patricia. Elstree: The British Hollywood. Columbus Books, 1988.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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