London Melody – 1937 | 75 mins | Musical | B&W
Directed in 1937 by Anna Neagle‘s future husband, Herbert Wilcox. London Melody concerns a cultured Italian diplomat, Marius, in London on business. Marius makes the chance acquaintance of boisterous cockney street entertainer Jacqueline. It’s love at first sight, but hero and heroine must undergo a dizzying series of roadblocks and misunderstandings before the climactic clinch. Meanwhile, Jacqueline rises to the top of show-business success, never dreaming that it’s all the secret handiwork of faithful Marius. Jacqueline realises she loves Marius and goes after him.
Anna Neagle: Jacqueline
Tullio Carminati: Marius Andreani
Robert Douglas: Nigel Taplow
Horace Hodges: Father Donnelly
Grizelda Harvey: Friend
Miki Hood: Marius