|Directed by||Richard Beville |
Archie de Bear
|Written by|| Paul England |
|Starring|| Florence Desmond |
Jeanne De Casalis
|Music by||Idris Lewis|
|Distributed by||Wardour Films|
|29 May 1933|
Radio Parade is a 1933 British musical comedy film directed by Richard Beville and Archie de Bear and featuring an ensemble cast including Florence Desmond, Claude Hulbert, Jeanne De Casalis and the comedy double act Clapham and Dwyer. A revue film, it was made by British International Pictures who had produced a similarly formatted film Elstree Calling in 1930.It contained many of the leading radio stars of the era. A further revue film Radio Parade of 1935 also followed.
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1936.
Dame Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge, was an Australian-born British actress, comedian and singer. The daughter of the producer and playwright Robert Courtneidge, she was appearing in his productions in the West End by the age of 16, and was quickly promoted from minor to major roles in his Edwardian musical comedies.
John Norman Hulbert was a British actor, director, screenwriter and singer, specializing primarily in comedy productions, and often working alongside his wife (Dame) Cicely Courtneidge.
Claude Noel Hulbert was a mid-20th century English stage, radio and cinema comic actor.
Elstree Calling is a 1930 British comedy musical film directed by Adrian Brunel and Alfred Hitchcock at Elstree Studios.
Florence Elsie Waters and her sister Doris Ethel Waters were English comic actresses and singers who performed as a double act. They are remembered for creating the comedy characters Gert and Daisy, and have been described as "the most successful female double-act in the history of British music hall and variety".
Phonofilm is an optical sound-on-film system developed by inventors Lee de Forest and Theodore Case in the early 1920s.
Renée Houston was a Scottish comedy actress and revue artist who appeared in television and film roles.
Jeanne de Casalis was a Basutoland-born British actress of stage, radio, TV and film.
Sailors Three is a 1940 British war comedy film directed by Walter Forde and starring Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert and Carla Lehmann. This was cockney music hall comedian Trinder's debut for Ealing, the studio with which he was to become most closely associated. It concerns three British sailors who accidentally find themselves aboard a German ship during the Second World War.
You Live and Learn is a 1937 comedy film directed by Arthur B. Woods and starring Glenda Farrell and Claude Hulbert. The film was a quota quickie production and was based on the novel "Have You Come for Me?" by Norma Patterson. It was released by Warner Bros. in September 1937. The movie is now classed as a lost film.
The Arcadians is a 1927 British comedy film directed by Victor Saville, and starring Ben Blue, Jeanne De Casalis and Vesta Sylva. It is a silent adaptation of the musical The Arcadians. It is on the BFI 75 Most Wanted list of missing films, but the British Film Institute has reported that an "incomplete and deteriorating nitrate print ... was apparently viewed prior to July 2008". It was made at the Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd's Bush.
Clapham and Dwyer were a British comedy duo popular in the 1920s and 1930s, comprising Charlie Clapham and Bill Dwyer.
A Night Like This is a 1932 comedy film directed by Tom Walls and starring Walls, Ralph Lynn and Winifred Shotter. Ben Travers wrote the screenplay, adapting his own play, the original 1930 Aldwych farce of the same title.
Their Night Out is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Harry Hughes and starring Claude Hulbert, Renee Houston and Gus McNaughton. It was made by British International Pictures at Elstree Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Duncan Sutherland.
Simply Terrific is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Roy William Neill and starring Claude Hulbert, Reginald Purdell and Patricia Medina. It was made at Teddington Studios by the British subsidiary of Warner Bros.
On the Air is a 1934 British musical film directed by Herbert Smith and starring Davy Burnaby, Reginald Purdell and Betty Astell. It was made by British Lion at Beaconsfield Studios. It was one of a number of revue films made by the company during the decade.
Sing as You Swing is a 1937 British musical film directed by Redd Davis and starring Charles Clapham, Bill Dwyer and Claude Dampier. It was made as a quota quickie and features turns from a variety of radio and revue stars with little background narrative.
Variety Hour is a 1937 British musical comedy film directed by Redd Davis and starring Charles Clapham and Bill Dwyer. It is a revue show featuring a number of performers from radio and music hall.
Under the Counter is a musical comedy composed by Manning Sherwin from a book by Arthur Macrae with lyrics by Harold Purcell. The plot is centred around shortages and black market activity during wartime rationing.