The Jessie Matthews Revue: Friday the Thirteenth/First a Girl DVD
Starring Sonnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Edmund Gwenn, Jessie Matthews, Cyril Smith, Eliot Makeham, Ursula Jeans, Frank Lawton, Belle Chrystal, Max Miller, Alfred Drayton, Mary Jerrold, Robertson Hare, Martita Hunt, Leonora Corbett, Ralph Richardson, Griffith Jones, Anna Lee, Constance Godridge, Eddie Gray, Donald Stewart
Directed by Victor Saville
Double bill of films starring Jessie Matthews. In 'Friday the Thirteenth' (1933) it proves to be an unlucky day indeed for the passengers of a bus which swerves to avoid a crane struck by lightning.
In the ensuing crash, two people die. The story then flashes back 24 hours to provide portaits of all those travelling on the bus.
In 'First a Girl' (1935), Elizabeth (Matthews) delivers dresses for a dressmaker and while on an errand to a local theatre, she meets a female impersonator with laryngitis.
He persuades her to take his place in a show, in which Elizabeth is an instant hit.
Swept away on a tour of Europe, she is forced to maintain the pretence that she is a man.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (U)
- EAN: 5027626428549
- Catalogue number: 7954285
- Studio: Network
- Release date: 06/04/2015
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: B/W