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Sailing Along (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 15 April 1938 (USA)
Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are secretly in love with each other but do their best to hide it. Kay wants desperately to be a music-hall star and Steve wants to be a ... See full summary »

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Victoria Gulliver
Margaret Vyner ...
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William Dewhurst ...
Winton
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Jill
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Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are secretly in love with each other but do their best to hide it. Kay wants desperately to be a music-hall star and Steve wants to be a player in the world of high finance. An eccentric millionaire decides to do what he can to see that they achieve their dreams. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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15 April 1938 (USA)  »

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Con l'amore non si scherza  »

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Of Jessie Matthews in this film: Roger Phillip Mellor, in the Encyclopedia of British Cinema, notes " ...the image of her in Sailing Along (d. Hale, 1938), in a white evening gown, with a gentleman's black top hat and walking cane, performing 'Souvenir of Love' in Lime Grove's art deco luxury sets, indelibly incarnates 1930s style." See more »

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Referenced in Round the Film Studios: No. 1: Pinewood Part 2 (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Heart Skips a Beat
Music by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Maurice Sigler
Performed by Jessie Matthews and Jack Whiting
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marvelous British musical
4 March 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

In her autobiography Jessie Matthews said how difficult it was to make this film.This is because it was directed by her then husband,Sonnie Hale,who wanted this to be a platform for them both.It eventually recked their marriage.However what they have left for us is a lasting tribute to their respective talents.The musical numbers are well staged,with some marvelous art deco sets.Whilst the songs themselves did not become standards nevertheless they are very catchy.There is some sterling stellar support from some fine actors of the period.Whilst Barry Mackay might not be a well remembered name,he turns in a performance which is certainly well worth remembering.Then of course there is Roland Young giving us another of his incomparable bumbling performances.It is so sad that the second world war seemed to stop dead in its tracks her film career.She only made a handful of films after 1939.


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