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First a Girl (1935) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Victor Saville and produced by Michael Balcon.

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THE GENDER BENDING THE RULES BLOGATHON: First a Girl (1935)

on Sep 21, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Quiggy at The Midnite Drive-In and Chris of Angelman's Place are hosting, on September 21st to the 23rd, the GENDER BENDING THE RULES BLOGATHON. Spend your weekend checking out the contributions HERE or HERE. From the backroom of a sophisticated fashion house to a second-class music hall to t... Read full article


THE GENDER BENDING THE RULES BLOGATHON: First a Girl (1935)

on Sep 21, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Quiggy at The Midnite Drive-In and Chris of Angelman's Place are hosting, on September 21st to the 23rd, the GENDER BENDING THE RULES BLOGATHON. Start your weekend by checking out the contributions HERE. From the backroom of a sophisticated fashion house to a second-class music hall to the el... Read full article


Musical Monday: First a Girl (1935)

on Mar 9, 2015 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?First a Girl? ?Musical #505 Studio: RKO Director: Leigh Jason Starring: Jessie Matt... Read full article


First a Girl (1935)

By Lindsey on Jan 23, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

Elizabeth (Jessie Matthews) is a talented dancer, but she hasn’t yet made her mark on the entertainment world. Instead, she works as a dressmaker while hoping to someday find success on the stage. Outside of a theater one day, she meets Victor (Sonnie Hale), a female impersonator. They become ... Read full article


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[pointing to male dressing room]
Elizabeth: [to Victor] Listen - I've put your trousers on, but I'm not going to take them off in *there*!


Elizabeth: [Of Victor, who is busy dancing with Robert's fiancée] He's quite harmless - he's Shakespearing her to death.


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The long scarf worn prominently by Sonnie Hale during the early scenes had been knitted for him by Jessie Matthews on the set of her previous film, Evergreen.
The climactic musical number in a gigantic birdcage was filmed in the open air at night at Gaumont British's 70 acre backlot at Northolt.
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