Throughout the 1930's 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...
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.
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!