UK, 1935, 98 mins.
DIRECTOR: Victor Saville
WITH: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Griffith Jones
This highly successful remake of German film Viktor und Viktoria stars Jessie Matthews as an aspiring showgirl who gets her big break by standing in for a male drag artist stricken with laryngitis. Taking her for a man, audiences are astounded by her convincing female impersonation, but she has to keep up the deception off-stage as well … This gender-bending extravaganza features gorgeous costumes, glamorous locations, Busby Berkeley-style numbers and an irresistible central performance from Matthews, the best-loved star of British 30s musicals.
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