Music Hall Parade

Music Hall Parade is a 1939 British musical film directed by Oswald Mitchell.[1] The film featured Glen Raynham, Richard Norris (actor), and Charles Sewell. Sid Palmer also had a role. The story is about a daughter who works to keep her father's music hall going after his death.[1] It was written by Mitchell and Con West. The film was reissued in 1940 as Cavalcade of Variety.[2] The film was produced at the Walton on Thames studios.[3] Renown Pictures released a digitally remastered edition of the film in 2011.

TV Guide called it above average with a thin plot but fun acts.[4] Monthly Film Bulletin gave a similar assessment, praising the variety acts and noting the slim plot.[5]

Billy Cotton and his Band perform in the film.[6]


  1. "Music Hall Parade (1939)". BFI.
  2. Gifford, Denis (January 1, 1998). "Entertainers in British Films: A Century of Showbiz in the Cinema". Greenwood Press via Google Books.
  3. "Motion Picture Herald". Quigley Publishing Company. February 26, 1939 via Google Books.
  4. "Music Hall Parade | TV Guide".
  5. Richards, Jeffrey (January 12, 2001). "The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema 1929-1939". I.B.Tauris via Google Books.
  6. McFarlane, Brian (May 16, 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press via Google Books.

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