Music Hall Parade

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Music Hall Parade
Directed by Oswald Mitchell
Screenplay byOswald Mitchell
Con West
Produced byOswald Mitchell
StarringGlen Raynham
Richard Norris
Charles Sewell
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited by Daniel Birt
Music by Percival Mackey (musical director)
Distributed byButcher's Film Service (UK)
Release date
1939 (UK)
Running time
80 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

Music Hall Parade is a 1939 British musical film directed by Oswald Mitchell. [1] The film featured Glen Raynham, Richard Norris (actor), and Charles Sewell. Sid Palmer also had a role. The story is about a daughter who works to keep her father's music hall going after his death. [1] The film was reissued in 1940 as Cavalcade of Variety. [2] The film was produced at the Walton on Thames studios. [3] Renown Pictures released a digitally remastered edition of the film in 2011.


Billy Cotton and his Band perform in the film. [4]

Critical reception

TV Guide called it above average with a thin plot but fun acts. [5] Monthly Film Bulletin gave a similar assessment, praising the variety acts and noting the slim plot. [6]

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