Friday the Thirteenth (1933 film)

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Friday the Thirteenth
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Directed by Victor Saville
Written by
Produced by Michael Balcon
Starring
Cinematography Charles Van Enger
Edited by R. E. Dearing
Music by Bretton Byrd
Production
company
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release dates
  • November 1933 (1933-11)(London, UK)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Friday the Thirteenth is a 1933 British drama film directed by Victor Saville and starring Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale and Muriel Aked. [1]

Contents

Plot

The film depicts the lives of several passengers in the hours before they are involved in a bus crash. [2]

Cast

Critical reception

AllMovie wrote, "Extraordinarily well cast for a mid-1930s British film, Friday the 13th affords excellent acting opportunities for the likes of Jessie Mathews, Ursula Jeans, Frank Lawton, Ralph Richardson, Max Miller, O.B. Clarence and Emlyn Williams, among many many others. While American critics were impressed by the film, British reviewers were less kind, commenting that the constant switch from one character to another only results in confusion (PS: It doesn't)." [3]

Home media

On 6 April 2015, Friday the Thirteenth was released on DVD as part of Volume 1 of The Jesse Matthews Revue. [4]

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References

  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH (1933)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  2. "BFI Screenonline: Friday the Thirteenth (1933)". www.screenonline.org.uk.
  3. "Friday the 13th (1933) - Victor Saville - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. "The Jessie Matthews Revue Vol. 1 [DVD]". amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 11 May 2015.