Pleasure Garden, The
- British Film Institute
Described by the Monthly Film Bulletin as "a comic fantasy with music celebrating the victory of the pleasure principle", Californian filmmaker Broughton's British film is set in a decaying garden which is under the care of the puritannical Colonel Pall, who is determined that none of its visitors enjoy themselves. The visitors are an eccentric bunch: a girl who wants to be a statue, a sculptor who is obsessed by abstraction, a widower who passes his time watching birds, a single girl called Bess who is accompanied by an overbearing aunt, a cyclist who is seeking a husband, and a wandering cowboy. Colonel Pall, having created problems for all and sundry, now intends to turn the garden into a cemetery. A benevolent fairy comes to the rescue of the garden and its inhabitants.
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