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      First a Girl

      Released Dec 31, 1935 1h 33m Musical Comedy List
      Reviews 86% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Aspiring actors Victor (Sonnie Hale) and Elizabeth (Jessie Matthews) each want a part in a musical show, but the casting people are quick to turn Elizabeth away. Victor, meanwhile, gets offered the role of a man who disguises himself as a woman. However, when he unexpectedly loses his voice, he convinces Elizabeth to stand in for him. Before long, a show business agent notices and helps get Elizabeth's career off the ground -- although he, and everyone else, still thinks she's a man. Read More Read Less

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      Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine First a Girl is a very sumptuous production with lots of beautiful choruses, plenty of ostrich trimmings, and a big birdcage number which will probably turn Busby Berkeley green with envy. Sep 25, 2019 Full Review MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin The story is preposterous - the audience is obviously never expected to regard it as anything but a vehicle for singing, dancing, and beautiful clothes. Jan 31, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Cute. The first American version of the German film Viktor und Viktoria. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Aspiring actors Victor (Sonnie Hale) and Elizabeth (Jessie Matthews) each want a part in a musical show, but the casting people are quick to turn Elizabeth away. Victor, meanwhile, gets offered the role of a man who disguises himself as a woman. However, when he unexpectedly loses his voice, he convinces Elizabeth to stand in for him. Before long, a show business agent notices and helps get Elizabeth's career off the ground -- although he, and everyone else, still thinks she's a man.
      Director
      Victor Saville
      Screenwriter
      Marjorie Gaffney
      Distributor
      Gaumont Pictures
      Production Co
      Gaumont
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 31, 1935, Original
      Runtime
      1h 33m