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Elstree Calling

  • Film

Time Out says

Brunel's 'revolutionary plans for camera and editing treatment' for Britain's first musical were thwarted by the Elstree establishment, but the film's display of revue artists and music hall stars of another age has a hypnotic quality hardly affected by its primitive technique. Worth seeing, if only as a belated guide to 'What's On in London, 1930'. In the print under review, the stencil-coloured dancing girls have been restored. Brunel served as supervising director; Hitchcock directed the sketches; Charlot, Hulbert and Murray the ensemble numbers.
Written by RMy

Release Details

  • Duration:86 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Adrian Brunel, Alfred Hitchcock, André Charlot, Jack Hulbert, Paul Murray
  • Screenwriter:Val Valentine
  • Cast:
    • Will Fyffe
    • Cicely Courtneidge
    • Jack Hulbert
    • Tommy Handley
    • Lily Morris
    • Gordon Harker
    • Anna May Wong
    • Donald Calthrop
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