Jessie Matthews

The Jessie Matthews Revue - Volume One

The Jessie Matthews Revue - Volume One

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's husband) Sonnie Hale - the two films in 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.

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!

First released: Monday 6th April 2015

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  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Catalogue: 7954285

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