First a Girl (1935)

78 or 80 mins | Comedy | 31 December 1935

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HISTORY

This film was released in Great Britain at a running time of 93 min. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Assoc prod S. C. Balcon and Des Oscar Werndorff in the production. ...

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This film was released in Great Britain at a running time of 93 min. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon, Assoc prod S. C. Balcon and Des Oscar Werndorff in the production.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
18-Jan-36
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Film Daily
13 Dec 1935
p. 4
Motion Picture Herald
30 Nov 1935
p. 64
New York Times
4 Jan 1936
p. 19
Variety
20 Nov 1935
p. 39
Variety
8 Jan 1936
p. 12
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Dresses
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the German film Viktor und Victoria , written by Reinhold Schünzel (Ufa, 1933).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
SONGS
"Little Silkworm," "Wiggle My Ears," "Written All Over My Face," "Half-and-Half" and "Say the Word and It's Yours," music and lyrics by Maurice Sigler, Al Goodhart and Al Hoffman.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 December 1935
Premiere Information:
London opening: Nov 1935
Production Date:
at Shepherd's Bush, England and on location on the French Riviera
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
4 November 1935
LP6258
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
16 December 1935
LP6063
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78 or 80
Length(in feet):
8,273
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

While working for a dressmaker, stage hopeful Elizabeth sees an audition notice. Outside a theater, she meets Victor, a female impersonator. Victor loses his voice and convinces Elizabeth to perform in his place. Elizabeth is a hit as "Victor," and is booked on a European tour, with Victor as her manager. Suspicious of her gender, a princess and her companion, Robert, arrange for the three "men" to share the same room. Robert discovers Elizabeth's true gender when they go swimming, and they fall in love and ...

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While working for a dressmaker, stage hopeful Elizabeth sees an audition notice. Outside a theater, she meets Victor, a female impersonator. Victor loses his voice and convinces Elizabeth to perform in his place. Elizabeth is a hit as "Victor," and is booked on a European tour, with Victor as her manager. Suspicious of her gender, a princess and her companion, Robert, arrange for the three "men" to share the same room. Robert discovers Elizabeth's true gender when they go swimming, and they fall in love and marry.

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GENRE
Genre:


Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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