DVD. Running Time: 1 hour and 32 mins. Colour. Year: 1949
British screen siren Jean Kent stars in this boisterous comedy drama about a showgirl who marries a Lord in the music hall era of the 19th Century.
Cast: Jean Kent, James Donald, Hugh Sinclair, Lana Morris, Andrew Crawford, Michael Medwin, Bill Owen, Hattie Jacques, Christopher Lee and Roger Moore.
Director: Brian Desmond Hurst.
After making her name in the 19th Century music halls, Trottie True is recruited to join the legendary Gaiety theatre in London. As a ‘Gaiety Girl’, she attracts the attention of some very well-bred admirers, including love-struck Lord Digby Landon, who she marries – but can an aristocrat really be happy with a young lady from the theatre? Their love is soon put to the test… This British Technicolour film from the late 1940s is sprinkled throughout with song and dance routines and lavish sets and costumes. With music by Benjamin Frankel, full of old world charm with a delightful opening theme and waltzes such as the wistful “Dreaming”, composed in 1911 by English ‘waltz king’ Archibald Joyce, evoking memories of the Edwardian era.
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