Song of the Plough

Song of the Plough, later re-released with the alternative title Country Fair, is a 1933 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring Stewart Rome, Rosalinde Fuller and Allan Jeayes. The screenplay concerns an English farmer who is saved from financial ruin when his dog wins at a sheepdog trials.

Song of the Plough
Directed byJohn Baxter
Produced byIvar Campbell
Written byReginald Pound
StarringStewart Rome
Rosalinde Fuller
Allan Jeayes
Hay Petrie
Music byColin Wark
CinematographyGeorge Stretton
Edited byDavid Lean
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
December 1933
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was a quota quickie made for distribution by the American company MGM. It was filmed at Shepperton Studios with location shooting on a Sussex farm. It received a poor review from The Observer critic C. A. Lejeune, but she was forced to withdraw this following many letters in support of the film. The film proved unexpectedly popular when it was released.[1]



  1. Chibnall p.123-124


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The British of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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