The Jessie Matthews Revue Volume 2 DVD

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Throughout the 1930s Jessie Matthews was Britain's best-loved musical film star her dynamism and gamine charm captivating audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. With a string of box-office hits spotlighting her unique talent it's easy to see how she became so popular – and why she remains so to this day. Showcasing some the era's finest cinema talent – including directors Victor Saville and (in a change from his normal fare) Alfred Hitchcock actors Robert Young and Esmond Knight as well as comedy star (and Matthews' husband) Sonnie... Hale – the two films on this volume are presented as transfers from the  original film elements in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratios. It's love again! A young actress secretly seizes the chance to play the part of an imaginary socialite invented by a gossip columnist. The enigmatic beauty becomes famous but the columnist is mystified when his fictional star appears in person! Waltzes from Viennna A pretty girl works in the bakery in which aspiring composer Johann Strauss is also forced to work by his father. Can she help him achieve his dreams despite his father's objections? [show more]

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Released
22 June 2015
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158 minutes 
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PAL 
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Double bill of films starring Jessie Matthews. In 'It's Love Again' (1936), when aspiring singer Elaine (Matthews) fails her audition with the grumpy producer Archie Raymond (Ernest Milton), she decides to further her career by adopting an alter ego thought up by her love interest Peter Carlton (Robert Young). 'Waltzes from Vienna' (1934) follows the burgeoning relationship between Austrian composer Johann Strauss II (Esmond Knight) and his girlfriend Rasi (Matthews).

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  Throughout the 1930s Jessie Matthews was Britain's best-loved musical film star, her dynamism and gamine charm captivating audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. With a string of box-office hits spotlighting her unique talent, it's easy to see how she became so popular and why she remains so to this day. Showcasing some the era's finest cinema talent including directors Victor Saville and (in a change from his normal fare) Alfred Hitchcock, actors Robert Young and Esmond Knight, as well as comedy star (and Matthews' husband) Sonnie Hale the two films on this volume are presented as transfers from the original film elements, in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratios.