Double bill of 1930's dramas from director John Baxter.
Say It with Flowers (1934) This 1934 real art production was made at Twickenham Film Studios. Directed by John Baxter, this was one of his earliest works. He was already showing his deft hand at understanding the working people, the sequence along a row of market traders was years ahead of its time. The story revolves around market flower sellers Kate Bishop (Mary Clare) and husband Joe Bishop (Ben Field). The couple fall on hard times and fellow traders decide to put on a benefit concert for them. Stars of the concert are Charles Coborn, (The Man That Broke the Bank of Monte Carlo), Florrie Forde (Has Anyone Seen Kelly) and Marie Kendall, Grandmother of Kay Kendall.
Song of the Road (1937) Another classic from John Baxter who directed this 1937 UK film production. It stars Bransby Williams as old Bill, a horse and cart driver and Tod Slaughter, a fairground medicine man. The council whom Bill works for are turning to motor transport to replace the horse and cart. Bill, unable to accept the change, buys his horse and sets off to seek work in the country. He encounters many folk that he helps along the way. A lovely gentle film with some unique shots of the horse and rider through London. A great social document of a bygone age...