Sally In Our Alley / Looking On The Brightside DVD


Titles Comprise: Sally In Our Alley: Waitress Sally Winch (Gracie Fields) believes her soldier boyfriend (Ian Hunter Broadway Melody of 1940) has died in the trenches when his letters cease to arrive. He's actually only been injured however and has stopped writing as he doesn't want to burden Sally. But when he returns home they are reunited again... This bittersweet war romance is the film that made Gracie Fields a star. Her first cinematic outing the film quickly established her onscreen persona as a down-to-earth good natured girl who is unlucky in love. Made in... Ealing studios Sally In Our Alley is a ground-breaking gem from the early days of the talkies. Looking On The Brightside: Gracie (Gracie Fields) and Laurie (Richard Dolman) are lovers who together form a musical act. Gracie sings and Laurie writes the songs. But when Laurie gets a taste of fame he runs off after a glamorous actress spurning Gracie. Gracie Fields' second cinematic outing continued her collaboration with producer/ writer Basil Dean at Ealing Studios and was co-written by Archie Pitt Gracie Fields' first husband. The film cements Fields' optimistic persona - with the uplifting title song urging the audience to adopt her glass-half-full outlook no matter what the world throws at them. Full of memorable songs and a vintage Fields performance Looking On The Bright Side is a joy from beginning to end. [show more]

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24 January 2011
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A double-bill of Gracie Fields musical comedies. In 'Sally in Our Alley' (1931), Sally Winch (Fields) is a plucky young woman hailing from Lancashire but hard at work in a cafe in the East End of London. Despite her outwardly jolly demeanour and endless singing, Sally hides a dark secret in her heart - the man she loved died in the First World World War and she can't stop loving him. But in truth George isn't dead, he was terribly injured and though ashamed of his condition now wants her back. All would be well but for Sally's scheming room-mate who decides she wants George for herself... In 'Looking On the Brightside' (1932), Fields stars as manicurist Gracie, who falls in love with songwriting hairdresser Laurie (Richard Dolman). When Laurie gets a glimpse of the big time he starts forgetting his roots, and the girl who loves him. He sets his sights on a famous singer - but in the end he realises what matters and returns to Gracie.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. This set features a double helping of films starring the enigmatic Gracie Fields. Includes Sally In Our Alley and Looking On The Brightside. Actors: Gibb McLaughlin, Gracie Fields, Ian Hunter, Ben Field, Ivor BarnardDirectors: Maurice Elvey, Graham Cutts, Basil DeanWriters: Miles Malleson, Basil Dean, Alma Reville, Archie Pitt, Brock WilliamsProducers: Basil DeanFormat: PALLanguage: EnglishRegion: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)Number of discs: 1