Love, Life and Laughter/Sing As We Go DVD
Starring Gracie Fields, Horace Kenney, Elizabeth Jenns, Norah Howard, Esme Percy, John Loder, Eric Maturin, Robb Wilton, Ivor Barnard, Veronica Brady, Frank Pettingell, Margery Pickard, Muriel Pavlow, Marie O'Neill, Norman Walker, Evelyn Roberts, Olive Sloane, Arthur Sinclair, Margaret Yarde
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Double-bill of Gracie Fields romantic comedies. In 'Love, Life and Laughter' (1934) she stars as Nellie Gwyn, a pub landlady who meets Prince Charles of Ruritania (John Loder) at a fancy dress ball while dressed as a glamorous showgirl.
The prince falls in love with her and decides to renounce his royal life.
But when his father, the King of Ruritania, dies, he realises that he is duty-bound to rule his country and must return from whence he came, leaving Nellie behind.
In 'Sing As We Go' (1934), Fields plays Gracie Platt, a plucky Lancashire millworker who finds herself out of a job when the textile mill where she works is forced to close for the summer.
She heads off to fun-filled Blackpool, taking a series of summer jobs that eventually lead to her meeting a business magnate, Sir William Upston (Lawrence Grossmith).
With all her charm, Gracie convinces him to invest in the financially strapped mill and the jobs of her colleagues are saved.
The famous final scene, in which the millworkers return to the re-opened mill while Fields leads them in the rousing title song, has become an iconic film moment.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (U)
- EAN: 5055201813527
- Catalogue number: OPTD1949
- Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
- Release date: 24/01/2011
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: B/W