Elizabeth, a delivery girl, dreams of being a music-hall singer but she is refused at the first casting she takes part in. A bit depressed, she gets to know Victor, a would-be Shakespearean actor and another audition victim. When Victor quite unexpectedly gets a female part in a music-hall number he unfortunately finds himself voiceless. Why wouldn't Elizabeth replace it? His new friend hesitates but finally makes her debut as ... a man posing for a woman! She is noticed by McLintock, an influential talent agent who hires Mr. Victoria (Elizabeth's stage name) and launches his/her brilliant international career. One day, Robert, a handsome young man engaged to Princess Mironoff, makes friends with this young man posing as a woman posing as a man ... Written by
31 December 1935 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Mulher Antes de Tudo
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(Full Range Recording System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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The climactic musical number in a gigantic birdcage was filmed in the open air at night at Gaumont British's 70-acre back lot at Northolt. See more
Victor and Elizabeth are drying off. When Victor begins to lose his voice, he is holding a wig in a box in his right hand and puts his left hand towards his own throat. In the next shot, made out to be in real time, his right hand is immediately where his left hand was; what's more - it is without the wig in a box. See more
[to 'Bill', about Princess Mironoff
She doesn't know you. Smile!
[Bill smiles awkwardly at the Princess, Victor does so with broad masculine appreciation
Not like *that*. A he-man smile; she's beautiful!
[Bill catches sight of the handsome Robert and her smile widens
I said the Princess, not the Prince...
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I Can Wiggle My Ears
Written by Maurice Sigler
(as M. Sigler), Al Goodhart
(as A. Goodhart) and Al Hoffman
Performed by Donald Stewart
and Sonnie Hale See more