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First a Girl 1935 U

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Victor Saville

This 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 a boy in order to perform onstage as a female impersonator.

Lead performers Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale were a successful screen partnership in 1930s 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 to thoroughly entertaining effect.

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Directed by

Victor Saville

Featuring

Sonnie Hale

Jessie Matthews

Genres

Comedy Musical

Tags

Drag

Collection

Fools For Love

Certificate

U

Released

1935

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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