London Town (1946) DVD
Starring comedy legend Sid Field, ‘London Town’ is a fine nostalgic look at 1940s Music Hall entertainment. A superb supporting cast includes Kay Kendall, Petula Clark and Greta Gynt.
Jerry Sandford (Sid Field) has been playing the provincial theatres most of his life. But, when he is offered a chance to make it in the big time, Jerry grabs it with both hands and heads off to London Town! When he arrives in the West End, however, he realises that the streets of London are not all paved with gold and he has to settle for life as an understudy to the headline act. Undaunted, his daughter Peggy (Petula Clark) decides to take matters into her own hands to give Jerry his big break, with hilarious consequences!
London Town was Britain’s first major Technicolor musical and is part of British film legend. Financed by the Rank Organisation at a time of rationing and shortages for materials in 1946, it was filmed at ‘Sound City Shepperton’.