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British Musicals of the 1930's (Volume 1) DVD

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.

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  • Format: DVD Region 2
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Year of Recording: 1930 - 1937
  • Actors: Polly Ward, Bebe Daniels, Henry Hall, Stanley Lupino, Laddie Cliff
  • Director: Thomas Bentley, Paul L. Stein, Walter Summers, Graham Cutts
  • Runtime: 301 Mins
  • Cat Number: 7953964
  • Release Date: November 11, 2013
  • Certification: 18

Often adapting much-loved hits of the music hall as well as serving as vehicles for the era's composers, performers and band leaders, musicals in the 1930's 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.

The tale of a young songwriter, the actress who helps him find success, and the vamp who sets her sights on him.
Black and White/Colour / 57 mins / 1.19:1 / Mono / English

Set in Vienna, this lively musical comedy stars Bebe Daniels as an actress who falls in love with her secretary, but has difficulty in persuading him to propose to her.
Black and White / 82 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

This cheerful maze of melody, song, comedy and drama showcases the talents of Henry Hall and his Dance Band.
Black and White / 66 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

Plot and counter-plot jostle each other in this romantic comedy about a music-hall star who finds in himself much in demand when he inherits a title!
Black and White / 70 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

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