Throughout the 1930s Jessie Matthews was Britain's best-loved musical film star, her dynamism and gamine charm beguiling 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 actor-director (and Matthews' husband) Sonnie Hale, director Victor Saville and art director Alfred Junge the two films on this volume are presented as transfers from the original film elements, in their as-exhibited... theatrical aspect ratios.THE GOOD COMPANIONS (1933)Jessie shares the bill with John Gielgud and Edmund Gwenn in JB Priestley's famous tale of a failing concert party and the three 'angels' who come together by chance to rescue it.Black and White / 108 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / EnglishSAILING ALONG (1938)Kay is a star-struck young woman working on a Thames barge. When she's spotted by a producer her dream of fame comes true but will she still have time for her boyfriend?Black and White / 91 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English [show more]
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Double bill of films starring Jessie Matthews. In 'The Good Companions' (1933), a group of musicians come together in the hopes of saving their careers. In 'Sailing Along' (1938), barge worker Kay (Matthews) and aspiring businessman Steve (Barry MacKay) realise their dreams and their love for one another.