Friday the Thirteenth (1933 film)

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Friday the Thirteenth
Friday the Thirteenth (1933 film).jpg
Directed byVictor Saville
Produced byMichael Balcon
Written bySidney Gilliat
Emlyn Williams
George Moresby-White
StarringJessie Matthews
Ralph Richardson
Max Miller
Robertson Hare
Music byBretton Byrd
CinematographyCharles Van Enger
Edited byR.E. Dearing
Distributed byGaumont British Distributors
Release date
  • November 1933 (1933-11) (London, UK)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH (1933)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  2. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Friday the Thirteenth (1933)".
  3. ^ "Friday the 13th (1933) - Victor Saville - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. ^ "The Jessie Matthews Revue Vol. 1 [DVD]". Retrieved 11 May 2015.

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