Head over Heels (1937 film)
|Head over Heels|
|Directed by||Sonnie Hale|
|Produced by||S.C. Balcon|
& Fred Thompson
|Based on||play by Francis de Croisset|
|Music by||words & music:
& Harry Revel
|Edited by||Al Barnes|
|Distributed by||Gaumont British Distributors|
In Paris, nightclub entertainer Jeanne (Jessie Matthews) falls in love with her dance partner, the idle, womanising Marcel (Louis Borel). When Marcel runs off with rich and glamorous film star Norma (Helen Whitney Bourne), Jeanne's true love Pierre (Robert Flemyng) comes to her aid, and helps find her work on the radio. After becoming a successful radio star, Jeanne becomes attractive once more to Marcel, but the faithful Pierre cannot risk losing her again.
- Jessie Matthews as Jeanne Colbert
- Robert Flemyng as Pierre
- Louis Borel as Marcel Larimour
- Romney Brent as Matty
- Whitney Bourne as Norma Langtry
- Paul Leyssac as Max
- Eliot Makeham as Martin
- Fred Duprez as Norma's manager
- Edward Cooper as Charles
The Radio Times wrote, "Having made her movie name under the direction of Victor Saville, Jessie Matthews went to work for her four-time co-star and then husband Sonnie Hale, whose first outing behind the camera this was," but concluded, "Hale's inexperience shows away from the musical numbers. But it's engaging enough, and Alfred Junge's sets give the film a sophistication too often missing from British musicals of the period"; while Allmovie wrote, "Legendary British musical-comedy favorite Jessie Matthews chalks up another winner."
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