British Comedies of the 1930s 10 DVD


The ebullient comedy films of the 1930s brought escape and laughter to millions of British cinemagoers, enabling veteran stars of the music-hall and theatre to reach out to a wider audience making household names of performers like Leslie Fuller, Hal Gordon, Bobby Howes, Ernest Lotinga and Gene Gerrard.Although comedy would prove to be the decade's most successful film genre, many of these classic early talkies have remained unseen since their original release. From boisterous knockabout humour to polished adaptations of popular stage farces, this ongoing collection... showcases a wealth of rare features, each presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the best available elements in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.LETTING IN THE SUNSHINE (1933)A window cleaner bumps into an old flame, and the pair turn detective in an attempt to foil a gang of burglars.Black and White / 70 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / EnglishLUCKY TO ME (1939)A solicitor's clerk secretly marries the office secretary, but a business matter threatens to cut their one-night honeymoon shorter still!Black and White / 66 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / English [show more]

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25 April 2016
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Collection of British comedies from the 1930s. Lupino Lane directs 'Letting in the Sunshine' (1933) in which Albert Burdon stars as Nobby Green, a window cleaner. When he bumps into his old flame Jane (Renee Gadd) they conspire to outwit a band of jewel thieves. In 'Lucky to Me' (1939), directed by Thomas Bentley, Potty (Stanley Lupino), a clerk at a legal firm, marries secretary Minnie (Barbara Blair) in secret. To keep their marriage hidden from their colleagues the pair plan a one-night honeymoon. However, even this comes under threat when Potty's boss orders him to go on a business trip!