Friday the Thirteenth (1933 film)

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Friday the Thirteenth
Friday the Thirteenth (1933 film).jpg
Directed by Victor Saville
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by Sidney Gilliat
Emlyn Williams
George Moresby-White
Starring Jessie Matthews
Ralph Richardson
Max Miller
Robertson Hare
Music by Bretton Byrd
Cinematography Charles Van Enger
Edited by R.E. Dearing
Distributed by Gaumont British Distributors
Release date
  • November 1933 (1933-11) (London, UK)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Friday the Thirteenth is a 1933 British drama film directed by Victor Saville and starring Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale and Muriel Aked.[1] The film depicts the lives of several passengers in the hours before they are involved in a bus crash.[2]


Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie wrote, "Extraordinarily well cast for a mid-1930s British film, Friday the 13th affords excellent acting opportunities for the likes of Jessie Mathews, Ursula Jeans, Frank Lawton, Ralph Richardson, Max Miller, O.B. Clarence and Emlyn Williams, among many many others. While American critics were impressed by the film, British reviewers were less kind, commenting that the constant switch from one character to another only results in confusion (PS: It doesn't)."[3]

Home Media[edit]

On 6 April 2015, Friday the Thirteenth was released on DVD as part of Volume 1 of The Jesse Matthews Revue.[4]


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