British Musicals of the 1930s – Volume 5 DVD
A young musician invents an anti-theft device for cars, but works as a jazz conductor while waiting for his invention to be successful.
INVITATION TO THE WALTZ (1936)
London, 1804: as the threat of Napoleonic invasion looms ever closer, a German duke and potential ally of England falls for a pretty ballerina…
GLAMOROUS NIGHT (1937)Based on Ivor Novello’s hit stage play: an opera singer and her gypsy friends try to rescue their king from the clutches of a would-be dictator.
LET’S MAKE A NIGHT OF IT (1937)
Unbeknown to each other, a husband and wife acquire separate night-clubs in the same London street; however, both clubs are on the brink of bankruptcy…
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.