Over the Garden Wall (1934 film)
|Over the Garden Wall|
|Directed by||John Daumery|
|Produced by||Walter C. Mycroft|
|Written by||H.F. Maltby (play) |
|Starring||Bobby Howes |
|Music by||Harry Acres|
|Cinematography||Jack E. Cox|
|Edited by||Leslie Norman|
|Distributed by||British International Pictures|
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 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.
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