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British Musicals Of The 1930s: Volume 2 (DVD)
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From playful romantic comedies to variety extravaganzas, the pre-war British musical films offered audiences a source of much-needed escapism throughout the decade haunted by the Great Depression and the growing menace of war. Often adapting much-loved hits of the music hall as well as serving as vehicles for the era's composers, performers and band leaders, they showcased home-grown talent alongside some of Hollywood's most bankable stars.This ongoing, multi-volume collection makes available a wealth of rare gems from the very earliest days of the British talkies, many of which have remained unseen since their original release; each film is presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.BLOSSOM TIME (1934)World-renowned tenor Richard Tauber features in a dramatisation of the life of Schubert, focusing on the composer's unrequited love for a dance master's daughter. Black and White / 87 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / EnglishOVER THE GARDEN WALL (1934)An aunt objects to the romance between her niece and a neighbour's nephew, and steps in to put an end to the love affair with comic consequences...Black and White / 65 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / EnglishMISTER CINDERS (1934)The Cinderella story is reversed in this light-hearted adaptation, with Cinders a young man who eventually wins the 'princess' in this case, an oil millionaire's daughter!Black and White / 69 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / EnglishEVERYTHING IS RHYTHM (1936)Based on the spectacular rise of bandleader and vaudevillian Harry Roy, this is the comic tale of a Ruritanian princess who elopes with a dance-band leader.Black and White / 69 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

Running Time: 290 minutes
Region: Region 2

Release Date: 26/05/2014

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