Night club owner Valentine Wilmot (Jameson Thomas) decides to fire Shosho (Anna May Wong) upon witnessing here provocative dance in the scullery in Piccadilly, 1929.
Meeting first by chance on a rainy London street, Max (Leslie Howard) contrives a series of meetings with dazzling Miss Robertson (Elizabeth Allan) in Alexander Korda's Reserved for Ladies, 1932.
Polish-born Anny Ondra here as straying 'Alice,' is lip-synching to the off-camera voice of Joan Barry, Alfred Hitchcock directing his first talkie, quite deliberate with the shadow on the face of 'the artist' Cyril Ritchard, who goes a bit too far for her, in Blackmail, 1929.
Excerpt from Piccadilly.
With its stunning production design and photography, 'Piccadilly' depicts London through an otherworldly cocktail of influences, blending the debauchery of the rich West End set with the sleazy excitement of a Limehouse dive bar and the city's smoky Chinese quarter.
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"If I had the money, I'd buy me a banjo!" says struggling sales clerk Arthur Kipps (Tommy Steele). Soon he'll inherit enough to buy a whole bloomin' orchestra. But can his newfound wealth buy happiness?
The joyous screen version of the Broadway and London musical hit. "If I had the money, I'd buy me a banjo!" says struggling sales clerk Arthur Kipps. Soon he'll inherit enough to buy a whole bloomin' orchestra. But can his newfound wealth buy happiness? Multi-talented Steele brings his London and New York stage smash to the screen in this big, cheerful, tune-filled production based on H.G. Wells' charming novel Kipps. Cyril Ritchard costars as a thespian who introduces Arthur to the joys of Edwardian London's music halls. And a huge cast of high-stepping, high-spirited singers and dancers have the time of their lives. Enjoy, because HALF A SIXPENCE gets you a million dollars worth of fun!
When bank official Arthur Winslow's retirement is marred by the news that his younger son has been expelled from Osborne Naval College on a charge of theft, he is convinced of his son's innocence. But his struggle on the boy's behalf seems to be a hopeless cause until a famous KC and political leader, Sir Robert Morton, agrees to take up the challenge.
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