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    British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 2




    From playful romantic comedies to variety extravaganzas, the pre-war British musical films offered audiences a source of much-needed escapism throughout the decade  haunted by the Great Depression and the growing menace of war. Often adapting much-loved hits of the music hall as well as serving as vehicles for the era's composers, performers and band leaders, they showcased home-grown talent alongside some of Hollywood's most bankable stars.

    This ongoing, multi-volume collection makes available a wealth of rare gems from the very earliest days of the British talkies, many of which have remained unseen since their original release; each film is presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

    British Musicals of the 1930s 2

    BLOSSOM TIME (1934)
    World-renowned tenor Richard Tauber features in a dramatisation of the life of Schubert, focusing on the composer's unrequited love for a dance master's daughter.
    Black and White / 87 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

    British Musicals of the 1930s 2

    OVER THE GARDEN WALL (1934)
    An aunt objects to the romance between her niece and a neighbour's nephew, and steps in to put an end to the love affair – with comic consequences...
    Black and White / 65 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

    British Musicals of the 1930s 2

    MISTER CINDERS (1934)
    The Cinderella story is reversed in this light-hearted adaptation, with Cinders a young man who eventually wins the 'princess' – in this case, an oil millionaire's daughter!
    Black and White / 69 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

    British Musicals of the 1930s 2

    EVERYTHING IS RHYTHM (1936)
    Based on the spectacular rise of bandleader and vaudevillian Harry Roy, this is the comic tale of a Ruritanian princess who elopes with a dance-band leader.
    Black and White / 69 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

      • Catalogue Number : 7954133
      • Available Since : 24/01/2014
      • Classification TBC
      • Number of Discs 2
      • Picture 1.33:1 / Black and White
      • Sound Mono / English
      • Subtitles None
      • Region 2 / PAL
      • Time 288 mins approx

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      British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 2

      British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 2

      From playful romantic comedies to variety extravaganzas, the British musical films of the 1930s offered audiences a source of much-needed escapism throughout the decade haunted by the Great Depression and the growing menace of war.

      Write your review

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