British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 3

Release Date: 12 January 2015 | Certificate: Parental Guidance
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From playful romantic comedies to variety extravaganzas, the pre-war British musical films offered audiences a source of much-needed escapism throughout the decade haunted by the Great Depression and the growing menace of war. Often adapting much-loved hits of the music hall as well as serving as vehicles for the era s composers, performers and band leaders, they 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.

FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE (1932)

A useless secretary and his private detective friend try to help an heiress from being swindled by her guardian.

FACING THE MUSIC (1933)

A joyful medley of farce, romance, song and slapstick starring Stanley Lupino as an impressionable youth whose pursuit of an opera singer s niece lands him in trouble!

MY SONG GOES ROUND THE WORLD (1934)

Set in Venice, the touching and sometimes comic story of a diminutive tenor who falls in love whilst striving for success.

HEART'S DESIRE (1935)

Richard Tauber, the great Austrian tenor, features in the story of a singing peasant from a Vienna beer-garden who conquers London, but at a cost...

Release Date: 12 January 2015
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Catalogue No: 7954219