How to Watch Cavalcade of Variety 1940 Online in The UK

Released: 1940

Rated: N/A


Updated: 16th May, 2022
Genres: Comedy, Music, Musical
Director: Thomas Bentley

The cast of Cavalcade of Variety

Billy Cotton, Eve Becke, The Four Air Aces

What is Cavalcade of Variety about?

Just as film students in the emergent Soviet Union were forced by the lack of raw film stock to cannibalise old movies to practice upon, so F.W.Baker, head of production at Butcher's Films here rose to the wartime challenge twenty years later of providing 'new' product for cinemas by occasionally cutting from a few pre-War variety acts strung together to footage shot by veteran director Thomas Bentley of ventriloquist Peter Brough sharing a 'gox' at the theatre with his dummy Jimmy where this is supposedly being staged.Billy Cotton looks almost the same age as I remember him on TV nearly thirty years later. Despite a fleeting topical reference by Brough to the invasion of Holland ("I expect they'll be freed soon") the age of the material being used is betrayed by the thirties hairstyles worn by most of the young women on stage being ogled by Jimmy.

Where to watch Cavalcade of Variety

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