It was another quickie film to be made by British and Dominion.
However, it was the first film for which Vivien Leigh received official billing.
66 minutes (black and white)
Director: Reginald Denham
Producer: Anthony Havelock-Allen
Screenplay: Arthur Jarvis Black
Opened: April 1935 in London, UK
Starring: Leslie Perrins (Richard Venables), David Horne (Squire Hollis),
Vivian Leigh (Rose Venables), Moira Lynd (Marry Hollis), Margaret Watson (Aunt Caroline),
Haddon Mason (Dr. Blake), and Ivor Barnard (Mr. Worsfold)
Info: For her role in The Village Squire, VIvien Leigh earned five guineas a day.
The film was made in six days and received poor reviews.
Reginald Denham (director): I was honored to direct Vivien in the first film where she
had star billing. But, in truth, I did not realize her potential. She was beautiful but seemed
like any number of lovely British girls at the time. She was so very insecure.