Release date1934 WriterH. Fowler Mear (dialogue), Wallace Orton (scenario) CastBen Field, Mary Clare, George Carney Similar moviesRelated John Baxter movies
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Say It With Flowers is a 1934 British musical film directed by John Baxter and starring Mary Clare, Ben Field and George Carney. The screenplay concerns a group of London shopkeepers who hold a benefit concert in a local pub to raise money for a woman to visit the seaside for her health. The film is notable for the performances of several real music hall stars Florrie Forde, Charles Coborn and Marie Kendall.
The film is set in a street market in the Old Kent Road. One of the stallholders, Kate, is a flower seller who many of the leading music hall stars buy their flowers from. When Kate falls ill and visits the Doctor she is prescribed a stay at the seaside to restore her health. However, she is too ill to work to pay for her visit. Her fellow stallholders rally round, and secretly organise a concert at a nearby pub to help raise the money. They approach all the great musical hall performers (many from the golden era of musical hall) who have used her stall over the years. The concert is successfully staged and Kate is able to head to the seaside.
Mary Clare as Kate Bishop
Ben Field as Joe Bishop
George Carney as Bill Woods
Mark Daly as Scotty MacDonald
Edgar Driver as Titch
Freddie Watts as Steve
Edwin Ellis as Ted
Wilson Coleman as Doctor
Roddy Hughes as Sam, the Newspaper Seller
Florrie Forde as Herself
Charles Coborn as Himself
Marie Kendall as Herself
Picturegoer Weekly reviewed the film favourably observing "there is more entertainment in this unambitous film... than in many alleged super-productions". In his book The Age of the Dream Palace Jeffrey Richards highlighted the film's genuine sympathy with the lives of the ordinary people it is portraying.