HitchcOctober Day 2: Elstree Calling

This review was originally written for Blueprint: Review a few months ago, but I’ve saved it here for HitchcOctober!

In the late 1920s/early 1930s, Hollywood produced a number of musical and comedy revues; a selection of skits, dances and musical numbers, combined together into one long production, similar to a modern day Royal Variety Performance, but without the obligatory monarch amongst the audience. In response to these, Britain retaliated with Elstree Calling, a more comedic take that almost parodied the American counterparts, whilst still showcasing a range of talented performers from the time, and linked together by a sporadically inept compère, a desperate Shakespearean performer (the greatest Shakespearean actor in captivity) and a man attempting to re-tune his television set to watch the broadcast at home.bfi-00m-dxa
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