Variety Jubilee

Variety Jubilee

Maclean Rogers (1942)

92min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This simple, nostalgic tribute to the British music hall tradition begins with two former variety artists who become partners in running a vaudeville venue at the dawn of the 20th century. One of their sons is then killed in the First World War, before a grandson takes over the family enterprise and makes it a success again. The film consists largely of musical variety acts performed by numerous forgotten old-timers of a bygone era, with Marie Lloyd Jr impersonating her famous mother. Comedian George Robey, a team of cancan dancers and the band of the Coldstream Guards are also among the arcane and rather touching attractions.

Summary

The families of two music hall performers are drawn together through a series of tragedies and both world wars. Drama, starring Reginald Purdell and Ellis Irving.

Cast & Crew

Joe Swan Reginald Purdell
Kit Burns Ellis Irving
Evelyn Vincent Lesley Brook
Director Maclean Rogers

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Butchers Film Service Ltd
Drama