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Elstree Calling

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Hulbert, and Paul Murray
1929    83m    Not Rated
A series of nineteen musical and comedy "vaudeville" sketches presented in the form of a live broadcast hosted by Tommy Handley (as himself). There are two "running gags" which connect the sketches. In one, an actor wants to perform Shakespeare, but he is continually denied air-time. The other gag has an inventor trying to view the broadcast on television. Four of the sketches are in color (in shades of yellow and brown only).
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Cast of Elstree Calling
  • Tommy HandleyThe Host
  • Teddy BrownHimself
  • Donald CalthropHimself / Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew
  • Jack HulbertHimself
  • Helen BurnellHerself
  • The Adelphi Chorus Girls
  • The Three EddiesThemselves
  • Lily MorrisHerself
  • Will FyffeHimself
  • Cicely CourtneidgeHerself
  • John LongdenHimself
  • Anna May WongHerself / Katherina in Taming of the Shrew
  • Bobbie ComberHerself
  • Gordon HarkerGeorge
  • Hannah JonesGeorge's Wife
  • Gordon BeggShakespeare
  • Lawrence Green
  • Ivor McLaren
  • Nathan Shacknovsky
  • Jameson Thomas
  • John Stuart
  • The Charlot Girls

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