British Musicals Of The 1930s Volume 2
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. 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. Volume 2 contains Blossom Time (Stein, 1934), Over the Garden Wall (Daumery, 1934), Mister Cinders (Zelnik, 1934) and Everything is Rhythm (Goulding, 1936).

2 x DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 290 minutes | 7.42 Gb + 7.13 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Musical, Romance

Blossom Time:
World-renowned tenor Richard Tauber features in a dramatisation of the life of Schubert, focusing on the composer’s unrequited love for a dance master’s daughter.

Over the Garden Wall:
An aunt objects to the romance between her nephew and a neighbour’s niece, and the two aunts step in to put an end to the love affair – with comic consequences.

Mister Cinders:
The Cinderella story is reversed in this light-hearted adaptation, with Cinders a young man who eventually wins the 'princess' – in this case, an oil millionaire’s daughter.

Everything is Rhythm:
Based on the spectacular rise of bandleader and vaudevillian Harry Roy, this is the comic tale of a Ruritanian princess who elopes with a dance-band leader.

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