Jessie Matthews Revue (The): Volume 1
Throughout the 1930s Jessie Matthews was Britain's best-loved musical film star, her dynamism and gamine charm beguiling audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. With a string of box-office hits spotlighting her unique talent and charisma, it's easy to see how she became so popular – and why she remains so to this day.
Showcasing some of the era's finest cinema talent – including director Victor Saville, writer Sidney Gilliat, and comedy star (and Matthews' husband) Sonnie Hale – the two films on this volume are presented as transfers from the original film elements, in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratios.
FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH
Six very different people are involved in a fatal omnibus accident; which two were killed on this unluckiest of days is eventually revealed in a compelling blend of humour and pathos.
Black and White / 83 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English
FIRST A GIRL
A messenger girl and would-be entertainer's big break arrives when she stands in for a drag artiste stricken with laryngitis... and finds life can get very complicated for a girl impersonating a boy impersonating a girl!
Black and White / 88 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English
- Victor Saville
- Martita Hunt
- The British Film
- Number of Discs
- 1.33:1 / Black and White
- Mono / English
- 2 / PAL
- 171 mins approx