British Musicals Of The 1930s Volume 6
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.
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.

Disc 1:

Marcel Varnel directs 'I Give My Heart' (1935) which stars Gitta Alpar as Madame DuBarry. A simple milliner in 18th-century France, Madame DuBarry's dream is to become a mistress to King Louis XV (Owen Nares), but first she must climb the social ladder, marrying the less favourable Count DuBarry (Arthur Margetson).

Paul Merzbach directs 'A Star Fell from Heaven' (1936) in which Joseph Schmidt plays a musical film star who suddenly loses his voice. A plan to dub another man's voice as his own backfires when the aspiring singer becomes unexpectedly famous in his own right.

Disc 2:

Thomas Bentley directs 'Sleepless Nights' (1932) in which Stanley Lupino stars as Guy Raynor, a reporter who pretends to be the wealthy husband of Marjorie Drew (Polly Walker) to stop her from running away with a crook.

Finally, Otto Kanturek directs 'The Student's Romance' (1935), a story about young student Max (Patric Knowles) and Princess Helene (Grete Natzler) who fall in love, but must overcome the barrier of Helene's royal status if they are to be together.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 300 minutes | 7.72 Gb + 7.74 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Romance

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