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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Did You Know?
The climactic musical number in a gigantic birdcage was filmed in the open air at night at Gaumont British's 70 acre backlot at Northolt. See more
Elizabeth's hands pose differently between shots when Victor brings medicine to her. See more
We have dinner late and then decide to motor on. The car will conveniently break down - there.
We... we then, walk, three kilometres.
Now don't get too original, darling.
Well, what's three kilometres on a nice moonlight night? At the end of that walk, by chance, we will arrive at an inn, which, by a strange coincidence I know well. I shall telephone the "patron" and make some interesting reservations.
Remade as Victor/Victoria
Etude Op. 25, No.1
Music by Frédéric Chopin See more