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First a Girl (U)

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Aspiring actors Victor (Sonnie Hale) and Elizabeth (Jessie Matthews) both want a part in a musical show, but the casting people are quick to turn Elizabeth away. Victor, meanwhile, gets offered the role of a man who disguises himself as a woman. However, when he unexpectedly loses his voice, he convinces Elizabeth to stand in for him. Before long, a show business agent notices and helps get Elizabeth's career off the ground - although he, and everyone else, still thinks she's a man. The original film that inspired the remake Victor/Victoria, First a Girl is a musical delight from start to finish.

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. #bfimusicals

  • Director Victor Saville
  • Cast Sonnie Hale, Jessie Matthews, Anna Lee, Griffith Jones, Alfred Drayton
  • Certificate U
  • Running time 1h34m
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 1935
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