Sailing Along (1938)

 

Sailing Along (1938) 

Genres: Comedy | Musical | Romance
Director: Sonnie Hale
Jessie Matthews ... Kay Martin
Barry MacKay ... Steve Barnes
Jack Whiting ... Dicky Randall
Roland Young ... Anthony Gulliver
Noel Madison ... Windy
Frank Pettingell ... Skipper Barnes
Alastair Sim ... Sylvester
Athene Seyler ... Victoria Gulliver
Margaret Vyner ... Stephanie
William Dewhurst ... Winton

Jessie Mathews is simply adorable in this delightful 1930s English B&W musical. Poor little Thames River barge girl dreams of fame and fortune on the London stage only to give it all up for true love... and a schooner. In addition to a lovely singing voice and exuberant tomboy personality, Jessie was an exceptionally gifted dancer. Paired perfectly with the American singer/dancer Jack Whiting, the couple do a number of eccentric syncopated numbers rather in the style of Fred and Ginger.