Jessie Matthews Revue Volume 3
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.

The Man From Toronto (1933)
In one of her earlier film roles, Jessie Matthews stars as Leila, a widow, opposite Ian Hunter (The Little Princess) as Fergus, a Canadian bachelor. Both are bequeathed a fortune, but there is a condition attached: they must marry each other within a year!

Head Over Heels (1937)
Jeanne, an aspiring young performer, falls for Marcel, an idler and a womaniser; Pierre, the radio engineer who truly loves her, can only look on. When Marcel has inevitably left Jeanne for a film star, Pierre helps her to become a success on the radio. Now famous, Jeanne is attractive once more to the selfish Marcel – but Pierre, faithful and patient does not want to lose her again...

Showcasing some the era’s finest cinema talent – including director and comedy star (and Matthews’ husband) Sonnie Hale (Evergreen, The Phantom Strikes), musical director Louis Levy (The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes) and legendary art director Alfred Junge (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Goodbye, Mr Chips) – the two films on this volume are presented as transfers from the original film elements, in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratios.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 153 mins | 7.37 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Musical

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