British Musicals of the 1930s – Volume 5 DVD

(Network Distributing, 2016)

Fifth volume of British Musicals of the 1930s

British Musicals of the 1930s Volume 5 DVD from Network and The British Film
British Musicals of the 1930s Volume 5 DVD from Network and The British Film

Description

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.

HAPPY (1934)

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.

British Musicals of the 1930s Volume 5 DVD from Network and The British Film
British Musicals of the 1930s Volume 5 DVD from Network and The British Film

Featuring: Invitation to the Waltz (1935), Let’s Make a Night of It (1937), Glamorous Night (1937), Happy (1933).


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Released: 1st February, 2016

Price: £11.99

Classification: PG

Region: 2 (PAL format)

Number of Discs: 2

Publisher: Network Distributing