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.[1] 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.[2] 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
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Directed byReginald Denham
Written by
  • Arthur Jarvis Black (play)
  • Sherard Powell
Produced byAnthony Havelock-Allan
CinematographyFrancis Carver
Edited byCecil H. Williamson
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
April 1935
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom



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  2. ^ Chibnall p.131


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' film. British Film Institute, 2007.

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