Distribution

First a Girl

Dir: Victor Saville

UK

1935

98 mins

U

Play Dates

  • Show All
  • Midlands
  • North
  • Northern Ireland

Derby QUAD

03/11/2019

- 04/11/2019

Derby

HOME

02/11/2019

- 02/11/2019

Manchester

Queen's Film Theatre

17/11/2019

- 17/11/2019

Belfast

The Flower Bowl

12/11/2019

- 12/11/2019

Preston

Tyneside Cinema

28/11/2019

- 28/11/2019

Newcastle upon Tyne

Derby QUAD

03/11/2019

- 04/11/2019

Derby

HOME

02/11/2019

- 02/11/2019

Manchester

The Flower Bowl

12/11/2019

- 12/11/2019

Preston

Tyneside Cinema

28/11/2019

- 28/11/2019

Newcastle upon Tyne

Queen's Film Theatre

17/11/2019

- 17/11/2019

Belfast

Cast:

Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Anna Lee

Did you know that one of the most brilliant 1930s musicals was made in the UK? Sly, sparkling comedy First a Girl is a joy to watch and everything you need for your big screen musical fix.

This little-known British adaption of the 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria (later remade as Victor Victoria and similarly reworked in Shakespeare in Love) sees a shop girl pretending to be a boy in order to perform onstage as a female impersonator.

First a Girl stars Jessie Matthews (Evergreen), one of the era’s biggest British stars. She and Sonnie Hale were a successful screen partnership in British cinema, and this is their most polished collaboration. Victor Saville’s film mixes its clever conceit with risqué comedy and impressive song-and-dance numbers (including the fabulous, feather-trimmed performance of ‘Everything’s in Rhythm with My Heart’) to thoroughly entertaining and surprisingly transgressive effect.

Play Dates

Booking Information

Telephone:
0207 636 7120

Email:
programming@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

Available Formats

DCP and DVD (venue to source discs)

Distributor

Park Circus

Terms

30% / £80 MG + £21 print transport

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