|Evensong 1934 N/R, 88 min.|
Director: Victor Saville
Cast: Evelyn Laye, Fritz Kortner, Emlyn Williams, Alec Guinness, Carl Esmond, Alice Delysia, Muriel Aked, Arthur Sinclair
An opera diva (Evelyn Laye) forsakes love for her career and tragically dies of a broken heart when her career ends. A young Alec Guinness makes his screen debut as a soldier in the audience at a concert. 1 User Review
|geoff 03/10/2007 |
| The cast list omits one imporant star - Conchita Supervia - a glorious Spanish mezzo soprano who died much too young, a couple of years after this film was made. This is the only film footage of her. |
This film is based on a novel by Beverley Nicholls which is a thinly disguised portrait of Dame Nellie Melba. Supervia plays a young up-and-coming singer who exlipses the ageing prima donna. In real life Supervia was ten years older than Laye but the make-up was very effective.
|King Solomon's Mines 1937 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young, Anna Lee, John Loder, Sydney Fairbrother, Frederick Leister, Arthur Sinclair, Robert Adams, Arthur Goullet, Robert Adams, Ecce homo Toto, Makubalo Hlubi, Mjujwa, Ben Kubela
Kathy (Anna Lee) enlists the aid of Great White Hunter Allan Quatermain (Cedric Hardwicke) when she doesn't hear from her father, Patrick O'Brien (Arthur Sinclair), who has left home in search of the fabled diamond mines. Together, Kathy and Allan set off on a trek through Africa to find him and the mines as well.
|1. Evensong (1934)|
2. King Solomon's Mines (1937)
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