Release dateFebruary 1937 Initial releaseAugust 9, 1937 (United Kingdom) ScreenplayH. F. Maltby, Gerald Elliott, Michael Kent CastBransby Williams (Old Bill), Ernest Butcher (Farm Foreman), Muriel George (Mrs. Trelawney), Davy Burnaby (Mr. Keppel), Tod Slaughter (Dan Lorenzo), John Turnbull (Bristow) Similar moviesCosh Boy (1953), The Common Touch (1941), Never Too Late to Mend (1937), Brief Ecstasy (1937), Darling (1965)
The Song of the Road is a 1937 British drama film directed by John Baxter and starring Bransby Williams, Ernest Butcher and Muriel George. It was made at Shepperton Studios. It was made as a supporting feature. Like Baxter's earlier The Song of the Plough (1933) the film examines the effect of modern technology on traditional working practices in the countryside.
After the Local council he works for decides to replace its horse-drawn services with motor vehicles, one of the drivers spends his savings to buy the horse. Together they search the countryside looking for work, and meeting an assorted group of characters on the way.