Throughout the 1930s Jessie Matthews was Britain s best-loved musical film star, her dynamism and gamine charm captivating audiences on both sides of the Atlantic in a string of box-office hits. Showcasing her unique talent and captivating charm, it is easy to see how she became so popular and why she remains so to this day. Showcasing some 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 (1933)
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.h
FIRST A GIRL (1935)
A messenger girl and would-be entertainer whose 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!
The Jessie Matthews Revue: Friday the Thirteenth / First a Girl