6.7/10
302
20 user 7 critic

Friday the Thirteenth (1933)

It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windshield as his vehicle sails down an empty road.... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Saville

Writers:

Sidney Gilliat (story), G.H. Moresby-White (story and scenario) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Elaine Bradford is a young singer and dancer, looking for her big break. Peter Carlton is a gossip columnist facing a deadline and a blank page. So, Peter invents "Mrs. Smythe-Smythe", a ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Jessie Matthews, Robert Young, Sonnie Hale
Climbing High (1938)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Wealthy young man Nicky (Sir Michael Redgrave) pretends to be poor to be close to model Diana (Jesse Matthews) though he's nearly engaged to aristocrat Lady Constance (Margaret Vyner).

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Jessie Matthews, Michael Redgrave, Noel Madison
First a Girl (1935)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Elizabeth dreams of being a music-hall singer. She gets to know Victor, that quite unexpectedly gets a female part in a music-hall number. He unfortunately finds himself voiceless, so, why wouldn't Elizabeth replace him in it?

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Anna Lee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The rich widow Leila disguises herself as a maid and falls in love with her employer Fergus who is a rich Canadian bachelor. Their wealth depends on each getting married within the next year. Whose fooling who in this comedy love affair?

Director: Sinclair Hill
Stars: Jessie Matthews, Ian Hunter, Frederick Kerr
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Musical taken from J.B. Priestley's novel about three musicians joining together to save a failing concert party, the Dinky Doos.

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Jessie Matthews, Edmund Gwenn, John Gielgud
Evergreen (1934)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Harriet Green, a beloved and radiant music hall star of the Edwardian era, has a guilty secret: She has a baby daughter, born out of wedlock. Harriet leaves her public and flees to South ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Betty Balfour
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt, when a girl that he has just met is found dead on the local common, and he has ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is ... See full summary »

Directors: Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, and 5 more credits »
Stars: George Kirby, Doreen Munroe, May Beatty
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a scientist threatens to detonate a powerful bomb in the heart of London, Scotland Yard has just seven days to find him before it is too late.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Stars: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Paul, a young man whose father was once lieutenant Governor of California before his untimely death, has a strange, recurring dream in which his mother falls in love with a dangerous man (... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Sally Eilers, Warren William
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling
The Fugitive (1939)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A barber commits a petty theft, which leads to his becoming involved in blackmail and murder.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst
Stars: Ralph Richardson, Diana Wynyard, Romney Brent
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessie Matthews ... Millie the Non-Stop Variety Girl
Sonnie Hale ... Alf the Conductor
Muriel Aked ... Miss Twigg
Cyril Smith Cyril Smith ... Fred the Driver
Richard Hulton Richard Hulton ... Johnny
Max Miller Max Miller ... Joe
Alfred Drayton ... The Detective
Hartley Power Hartley Power ... An American Tourist
Percy Parsons Percy Parsons ... An American Tourist
Ursula Jeans ... Eileen Jackson
Eliot Makeham ... Henry Jackson
D.A. Clarke-Smith D.A. Clarke-Smith ... Max
Gibb McLaughlin ... Florist
Edmund Gwenn ... Mr Wakefield
Mary Jerrold Mary Jerrold ... Flora Wakefield
Edit

Storyline

It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windshield as his vehicle sails down an empty road. Suddenly, lightning strikes, and a vast crane above topples into the path of the oncoming bus. Then Big Ben begins to wind backwards. Time recedes, and we discover the lives of all of the passengers and the events that brought them to that late-night bus journey, from the con man with a hundred pound cheque to the businessman's distraught and elderly wife. Time flows on, inevitably, to the crash, and past it, as some live and some die. Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1934 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

B.A.F. Sound System

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Towards the beginning of the movie Jessie Matthews (Millie) asks the bus conductor (Sonnie Hale) "You won't forget to put me off at Linden Gardens, will you?" Sonnie's prompt reply is "No fear!", as there was very little chance of his forgetting that particular address, since his own flat in Linden Gardens had seen the beginning of their relationship only a few years earlier. See more »

Soundtracks

Sally
(uncredited)
Written by William Haines, Harry Leon and Leo Towers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

My brief review of the film
3 April 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

An early connecting lives film, much like a 1930s 'Pulp Fiction' without all the vulgar language and violence, it is very well done in most aspects, and considering when it was made, it is well ahead of its time. The film editing and the acting - especially from Gordon Harker and Robertson Hare - are particularly strong points of the film, and the overall product is engaging the whole time through. Arguably there are at least one too many characters, which complexes the film much more than is necessary, however this hardly subtracts from this very unique and highly interesting, but too often forgotten, early British film.


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed