Song of the Forge

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Song of the Forge
Directed by Henry Edwards
Produced byNorman Hope-Bell
Wilfred Noy
Written byJ.D. Lewin
H. Fowler Mear
Starring Stanley Holloway
Lawrence Grossmith
Davy Burnaby
Music by Horace Sheldon
Cinematography Desmond Dickinson
Edited by Challis Sanderson
Distributed byButcher's Film Service
Release date
1 May 1937
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Song of the Forge is a 1937 British musical film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Stanley Holloway, Lawrence Grossmith and Eleanor Fayre. [1] The screenplay concerns an elderly blacksmith who refuses assistance from his wealthy son in spite of his own poverty.


It was made at Cricklewood Studios by Butcher's Film Service. [2]

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  2. Wood p.97