An ambitious girl who wants to be a cabaret star poses as “Zaza”, a French chanteuse, to get a job in a prestigious nightclub. Unfortunately, she finds herself in the middle of a dispute between Mike Kelly, the club’s Chicago-born owner, and a group of American gangsters bent on taking over the club. To put pressure on Kelly, the gangsters kidnap “Zaza”.
Director: Tim Whelan. AKA Along Came Sally
Writers: Tim Whelan, Guy Bolton (screenplay), Austin Melford & A.R. Rawlinson (adaptation), Austin Melford & A.R. Rawlinson (additional dialogue).
Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Sam Hardy, Phyllis Clare, Billy Milton, Hartley Power, Ben Welden, Enrico Naldi, Ann Hope, Ivor McLaren, Rex Evans, Tubby Cipin, Leslie Holmes, Carlyle Cousins, Debroy Somers and His Band, The Gainsborough Chorus.
This film is such fun! Courtneidge has “vitality-plus!!”
Delightful British comedy that works around the presence of one of the great English music hall performers, Cicely Courtneidge. She lights up the screen in every shot she appears and yet you cannot really see her explosive talents until the final great music hall in front of a theatre audience. So enjoyable.