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.

Cast & Crew

Joe Swan Reginald Purdell
Kit Burns Ellis Irving
Evelyn Vincent Lesley Brook
Marie Lloyd Marie Lloyd Jr
Eugene Stratton Tom E Finglass
Gus Elen John Rorke
Florrie Forde Betty Warren
TBC Charles Coborn
Director Maclean Rogers
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Other Information

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