Widecombe Fair (film)

Widecombe Fair is a 1928 British silent comedy drama film directed by Norman Walker and starring William Freshman, Marguerite Allan, Moore Marriott and Judd Green.[2] The screenplay concerns a farmer who is able to save his farm when he digs up buried treasure. The film's plot was adapted from a novel by Eden Philpotts, loosely based on the popular folk song "Widecombe Fair".

Widecombe Fair
Directed byNorman Walker
Written byEden Philpotts (novel)
Eliot Stannard
StarringWilliam Freshman
Marguerite Allan
Wyndham Standing
Violet Hopson
Moore Marriott
CinematographyClaude Friese-Greene
Edited byEmile de Ruelle
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
December 1928
Running time
6,800 feet[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom



  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films 1927-1939. BFI, 1986.


  1. Low p. 479
  2. "Widecombe Fair (1928)". Retrieved 5 July 2018.

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