The Song of the Road
The Song of the Road is a 1937 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring Bransby Williams, Ernest Butcher and Muriel George. It was made at Shepperton Studios. It was made as a supporting feature. Like Baxter's earlier The Song of the Plough (1933) the film examines the effect of modern technology on traditional working practices in the countryside.
|The Song of the Road|
|Directed by||John Baxter|
|Produced by||John Baxter|
|Written by||Gerald Elliott |
|Starring||Bransby Williams |
|Music by||Kennedy Russell|
|Edited by||Sidney Stone|
|Distributed by||Sound City Films|
After the Local council he works for decides to replace its horse-drawn services with motor vehicles, one of the drivers spends his savings to buy the horse. Together they search the countryside looking for work, and meeting an assorted group of characters on the way.
- Bransby Williams as Old Bill
- Ernest Butcher as Farm Foreman
- Muriel George as Mrs. Trelawney
- Davy Burnaby as Mr. Keppel
- Tod Slaughter as Dan Lorenzo
- John Turnbull as Bristow
- Edgar Driver as Titch
- Fred Schwartz as Solomon
- Percy Parsons as Showman
- Peggy Novak as Showman's Wife
- H.F. Maltby as Fair Proprietor
- Ernest Jay as Tinker
- Robert English as Chairman
- F.B.J. Sharp as Committee Member
- Phil Thomas as George
- Madge Brindley as Sideshow Owner
- Vi Kaley as Mrs. Edwards, London Landlady
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