Sailing Along (1938)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Drama, Showbiz Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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The irrepressible Jessie Matthews heads the cast of the buoyant musical Sailing Along. Matthews plays Kay Martin, a popular British music-hall performer. At the height of her stardom, Kay gives it all up for the love of handsome Steve Barnes (Barry McKay). But before she makes this momentous decision, the audience is treated to three lively tunes: "My River", "Your Heart Skips a Beat" and "Trusting My Luck". Sailing Along was directed by Sonnie Hale, who from 1931 to 1944 was the husband of star Matthews; the film was also the last of the Hale-Matthews collaborations under the Gaumont-British banner.

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Britain, career, dance [art], impressario, love, love-vs-career, popularity, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, show-business, stage, stars [celebrities], musical [play]