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Over the Garden Wall (1934)

Just arriving in his rich aunt cottage for holidays, Bunny is entranced to find out that the beautiful sweet girl who saw in a crossing train is Mary, the neighbor's niece. But the two ... See full summary »

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Bobby Howes ...
Bunny
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Mary
Margaret Bannerman ...
Diana
Viola Lyel ...
Gladys
Bertha Belmore ...
Jennifer
Syd Crossley ...
Podds
Mary Sheridan ...
Tilda
Freddie Watts ...
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Just arriving in his rich aunt cottage for holidays, Bunny is entranced to find out that the beautiful sweet girl who saw in a crossing train is Mary, the neighbor's niece. But the two aunts simply don't stand each other, so the couple will have to fight for their love and even elope. In the meantime we'll be amused by some musical numbers, including a fan dance in the Busby Berkeley style. Written by BSK

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Bobby Howes was a major stage star in London, and he also appeared on Broadway. See more »

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Why Wasn't I Told
Performed by Bobby Howes and Marian Marsh
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Cute Musical Comedy
20 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over the Garden Wall (1934) stars Bobby Howes and Hollywood's Marian Marsh in a cute comedy about warring neighbors and true love. Howes and Marsh play the nephew and niece of two feuding families separated by a garden wall (think The Fantasticks), but posing as brother and sister, they manage to run off to a hotel. The families, led by tyrannical aunts, follow them and many secrets are exposed. Slim plot and a few songs but enjoyable enough. Howes was pushing 40 and is way too old, but Marsh is quite good though obviously not English (and her singing voice must be dubbed). Bertha Belmore has a field day as Marsh's maiden aunt who was disappointed in love. The beautiful Margaret Bannerman (a year younger than Howes) plays the other aunt. Co-stars include Viola Lyel, Freddie Watts, Syd Crossley, and Stewart Granger in a one-scene bit part. There's an extend fan dance sequence a la Busby Berkeley.


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