I Give My Heart / Sleepless Nights / A Star Fell From Heaven / Facing The Music DVD
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. Disc One: Sleepless Nights (1932): A zesty musical comedy starring Stanley Lupino as an irresponsible reporter who finds himself tangling with both crooks and millionaires!, The Students Romance (1935): In 1820s Heidelberg, the marriage of a student to a princess is nearly compromised when the landlady pays his debts from the kindness of her heart. Disc Two: I Give My Heart (1935): The sensational rags-to-riches story of Jeanne Becu, better known as madame du Barry - the Parisian milliner who won the heart of a french king. A Star Fell From Heaven (1936): Joseph Schmidt stars in the tale of a musical film star who loses his voice, and the opportunity it affords an aspiring young student looking for his big break.
|Case Type||Amaray Slim|
|Cast||Stanley Lupino, Polly Walker, Gerald Rawlinson, Grete Natzler, Patric Knowles, W.H. Berry, Gitta Alpar, Patrick Waddington, Owen Nares, Joseph Schmidt, Florine McKinney, Billy Milton|
|Colour||Black & White|
|Director||Thomas Bentley, Otto Kanturek, Marcel Varnel, Paul Merzbach|
|HOH (Hard of Hearing)||No|