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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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Barry MacKay ...
Steve Barnes
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Dicky Randall
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Anthony Gulliver
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Windy
Frank Pettingell ...
Skipper Barnes
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Sylvester
Athene Seyler ...
Victoria Gulliver
Margaret Vyner ...
Stephanie
William Dewhurst ...
Winton
Peggy Novak ...
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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Fred & Ginger English-style
13 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jessie Mathews is simply adorable in this delightful 1930s English B&W musical. Poor little Thames River barge girl dreams of fame and fortune on the London stage only to give it all up for true love... and a schooner. In addition to a lovely singing voice and exuberant tomboy personality, Jessie was an exceptionally gifted dancer. Paired perfectly with the American singer/dancer Jack Whiting, the couple do a number of eccentric syncopated numbers rather in the style of Fred and Ginger. There is a very British take on a wise-cracking and vulgar American press-agent, aptly named "Windy," wonderfully played by Noel Madison, the son of the great Yiddish actor Maurice Moscovitch. (Mr. Jaeckel, the barber's friend, in Chaplin's "The Great Dictator.") The film was written and directed by her husband and produced in lavish style at Pinewood Studios by England's David Selznick, Michael Balcon, who would go on to produce the famous Ealing Studios comedies.


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