British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 2 DVD
BLOSSOM TIME (1934)
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 (1934)
An aunt objects to the romance between her niece and a neighbour’s nephew, and steps in to put an end to the love affair with comic consequences…
MISTER CINDERS (1934)
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 (1936)
Based on the spectacular rise of band-leader and vaudevillian Harry Roy, this is the comic tale of a Ruritanian princess who elopes with a dance-band leader.
British Musicals of the 1930s
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.