|Directed by||Carol Reed|
|Produced by||Basil Dean|
|Written by||J.B. Priestley (play)
|Music by||Ernest Irving|
|Cinematography||John W. Boyle|
|Edited by||Jack Kitchin|
|Distributed by||Associated British|
|16 November 1936|
Laburnum Grove is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Carol Reed and starring Edmund Gwenn, Cedric Hardwicke and Victoria Hopper. It was based on the 1933 play of the same name written by J. B. Priestley.
To rid himself of his sponging relatives a man tells them he is really a forger which causes them to leave. His wife believes he is joking, but he has in fact allowed the truth to slip out and now he is danger of being arrested.
- Edmund Gwenn as Mr. Radfern
- Cedric Hardwicke as Mr. Baxley
- Victoria Hopper as Elsie Radfern
- Ethel Coleridge as Mrs. Baxley
- Katie Johnson as Mrs. Radfern
- Francis James as Harold Russ
- James Harcourt as Joe Fletten
- David Hawthorne as Inspector Stack
- Frederick Burtwell as Simpson
In 1936, Heinemann, London issued, in hardcover, J.B. Priestley's Laburnum Grove "based on the famous stage play & film" by Ruth Holland. This book marked the second "collaboration" between Holland and Priestley, as she had three years before novelized his play Dangerous Corner. Ms. Holland was at the time known for at least one work of popular contemporary fiction of her own, The Lost Generation, a wartime novel. She was also, by way of Priestley's second marriage, his sister-in-law.
- Evans, Peter William. Carol Reed. Manchester University Press, 2005.
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