Sailing Along is a 1938 British musical comedy film directed by Sonnie Hale and starring Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Roland Young, Jack Whiting, Frank Pettingell, Noel Madison and Alastair Sim. The screenplay concerns a woman who gives up her chances of stardom to be with a man.
|Directed by||Sonnie Hale|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon (uncredited)|
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|Based on||original story by |
|Starring||Jessie Matthews |
|Music by||music & lyrics:|
|Edited by||Al Barnes|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
A barge-owner's adopted daughter, Jessie Mathews falls in love with his son, and gives up her chances of stardom to be with him.
- Jessie Matthews as Kay Martin
- Barry MacKay as Steve Barnes
- Jack Whiting as Dicky Randall
- Roland Young as Anthony Gulliver
- Noel Madison as Windy
- Frank Pettingell as Skipper Barnes
- Alastair Sim as Sylvester
- Athene Seyler as Victoria Gulliver
- Margaret Vyner as Stephanie
- William Dewhurst as Winton
- Peggy Novak as Jill
- Patrick Barr as Seaman at Birthday Party (uncredited)
In a contemporary review, The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote, "The best features of the film are the songs and the dances which are cleverly treated, particularly in the final sequence where Kay and Dicky perform a really original and brilliantly executed tap ballet. Jessie Matthews acts Kay with unrestrained gaiety and fire, sings adequately and dances superbly. Jack Whiting, as Dicky, matches her in dancing ability and outshines her in singing and acting, Barry Mackay tries hard not to make Steve too imbecile, while Roland Young (Gulliver) and Athene Seyler, as his prim sister, serve up a banquet of laughs from the few crumbs that fall their way."