Sally in Our Alley
|Sally in Our Alley|
|Directed by||Maurice Elvey|
|Produced by||Basil Dean|
|Written by||Miles Malleson
|Distributed by||Studio Canal|
|Running time||70 min.|
The film incorporated Gracie Fields' hugely popular signature song, Sally, itself a reference to Henry Carey's 1725 song, Sally in Our Alley, which had long been a traditional English country dance. The film took £100,000 at the box office establishing Fields as a national film star.
Plot summary 
A British soldier (Ian Hunter) goes off to fight in World War I, with his girlfriend (Gracie Fields) waiting and worried at home. He is soon wounded in battle and crippled. He comes to the conclusion that she would be better off believing that he has been killed so she can get on with her life. She gets the news and is devastated. Several years later she is still grieving for him, but he has now been cured and goes looking for her.
- Gracie Fields ... Sally Winch
- Ian Hunter ... George Miles
- Florence Desmond ... Florrie Small
- Gibb McLaughlin ... Jim Sears
- Ben Field ... Sam Bilson
DVD release 
This film is currently available as part of the Gracie Fields collector's edition which in addition to this film includes the films Looking on the Bright Side (1932), Love, Life and Laughter (1934), Sing As We Go (1934), Look Up and Laugh (1935), Queen of Hearts (1936) and The Show Goes On (1937), these are on 4 discs. Two films each on three of the discs with the other film on disc four.
- Sweet p.133
- Sweet, Matthew. Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema. Faber and Faber, 2005.
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