Evergreen

United Kingdom, 1934

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Jessie Matthews, “the dancing divinity” of British cinema in the 1930’s, stars in this attempt to emulate the large production musicals of MGM. The score is by Rodgers and Hart, and each number “adds a little something to the story.” A young actress successfully impersonates her own mother, a former music-hall star who had mysteriously disappeared a quarter of a century earlier at the height of her career. This promotional gimmick of the “star who will never grow old” sets in motion an intriguing story of mistaken identity and sexual ambiguity.

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Credits

director

Victor Saville

production company

Gaumont

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1934

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304196

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q5417169

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