The Village Squire
The Village Squire is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Reginald Denham and starring David Horne, Leslie Perrins, Moira Lynd and Vivien Leigh. It is based on Arthur Jarvis Black's play. The screenplay concerns a village's amateur production of MacBeth that is aided by the arrival of a Hollywood star. This provokes the fierce resistance of the village squire who hates films. The film was a quota quickie, produced at Elstree Studios for Paramount to help them meet their yearly quota set down by the British government.
|The Village Squire|
|Directed by||Reginald Denham|
|Produced by||Anthony Havelock-Allan|
|Written by||Arthur Jarvis Black (play) |
|Starring||David Horne |
|Edited by||Cecil H. Williamson|
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures|
- Chibnall p.131
- Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' film. British Film Institute, 2007.