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Song of the Road

  • Film

Time Out says

Artless and soft-centred it may be, but Baxter's movie has great symptomatic interest, and its celebration of decency and kindness seems unusually heartfelt. Williams plays a redundant council worker who takes to the road with his beloved cart-horse Polly. His adventures with a travelling fair and then as a farmworker suggest a middle-aged Cockney Shane, sorting out people's problems, giving the villain a pasting, then moving on. Some irksome comic business betrays Baxter's music hall origins, but you don't expect such extensive location work in a British film of this vintage, nor to encounter the matter-of-course assumption that war is just around the corner.
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Release Details

  • Duration:71 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John Baxter
  • Screenwriter:Gerald Elliott, HF Maltby, Geoffrey Orme
  • Cast:
    • Bransby Williams
    • Muriel George
    • Tod Slaughter
    • Percy Parsons
    • Peggy Novak
    • Fred Schwartz
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