First a Girl

Overview

British musical star Jessie Matthews tops the bill in this song-studded comedy. Elizabeth Matthews is a delivery girl for a seamstress who is dispatched to drop off some costumes at a theater where a noted female impersonator is about to open a new show. The star is suddenly stricken with laryngitis, and Elizabeth is drafted to take over in his place, posing as a man who dresses like a woman. Elizabeth is a hit, and with Victor Sonnie Hale as her manager, she sets forth on a concert tour of Europe; she continues ...
See more details below
DVD (Black & White / Stereo)
$13.69
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$14.99 List Price
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (6) from $9.34   
  • New (6) from $9.34   

Overview

British musical star Jessie Matthews tops the bill in this song-studded comedy. Elizabeth Matthews is a delivery girl for a seamstress who is dispatched to drop off some costumes at a theater where a noted female impersonator is about to open a new show. The star is suddenly stricken with laryngitis, and Elizabeth is drafted to take over in his place, posing as a man who dresses like a woman. Elizabeth is a hit, and with Victor Sonnie Hale as her manager, she sets forth on a concert tour of Europe; she continues to perform as a man and draws packed houses and enthusiastic reviews. However, a mysterious Princess Anna Lee and her significant other get the strange feeling there's something odd about this new singing star, and they're determined to find out what it is. First a Girl was adapted from the German film Viktor und Viktoria, which would be remade into the American musical comedy Victor/Victoria.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/17/2012
  • UPC: 089859876929
  • Original Release: 1935
  • Source: Vci Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 29,282

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jessie Matthews Elizabeth
Sonnie Hale Victor
Anna Lee Princess
Griffith Jones Robert, Robert Adams
Alfred Drayton McIntosh
Constance Godridge Darryl
Eddie Gray Goose Trainer
Martita Hunt Seraphina
Donald Stewart Singer
Technical Credits
Victor Saville Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Marjorie Gaffney Screenwriter
Louis Levy Musical Direction/Supervision
Glen MacWilliams Cinematographer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- First a Girl
1. Intro [6:00]
2. To The Princess [6:57]
3. No Ritz [6:35]
4. Gentlemen [9:36]
5. The Kid's Good [2:58]
6. Happiness [5:10]
7. A He-Man Smile [6:15]
8. Nothing With You [5:37]
9. An Apology [7:52]
10. Any Secrets? [10:02]
11. In Rhythm With My Heart [10:53]
12. The Man's In Love [10:16]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- First a Girl
   Play
   Scenes
   Resume
   English Subtitles: On/Off
      English Subtitles: On
      English Subtitles: Off
   Photos
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously