Throughout the 1930's 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, it's easy to see how she became so popular - and why she remains so to this day.
The Good Companions (1933) Jessie shares a bill with John Gielgud and Edmund Gwenn in JB Priestley s famous tale of a failing concert party and the three 'angels' who come together by chance to rescue it.
Sailing Along (1938) Kay is a star-struck young woman working on a Thames barge. When she s spotted by a producer her dream of fame comes true but will she still have time for her boyfriend?