British Musicals of the 1930s - Volume 4

Release Date: 07 September 2015 | Certificate: Universal, suitable for all
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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.

DANCE BAND (1935)
Life gets complicated for bandleader Buddy when he falls for his greatest rival the leader of an all-girl dance band!
Black and White / 71 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

KATHLEEN MAVOURNEEN (1937)
A hugely popular, much-adapted comedy in which a Liverpool lass visits family in rural Ireland and finds she has several rivals for her affections.
Black and White / 74 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

HOLD MY HAND (1938)
Eddie Marston is wealthy and kind, but his affairs are rapidly descending into chaos. Who can help him?
Black and White / 73 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

YES, MADAM? (1938)
The hilarious tale of two cousins who must complete a period in domestic service in order to receive an inheritance.
Black and White / 74 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English
Release Date: 07 September 2015
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Catalogue No: 7954378