january, 2018

26jan11:00 AM12:10 PMThe Vagabond Queen (1929) 11:00 AM - 12:10 PM Watershed

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Rediscoveries and Revelations
The Vagabond Queen (1929) 

FRI 26 JAN 1100hrs Watershed £8.00/£6.00

Dir: Géza von Bolváry UK  62mins U

 

The Vagabond Queen is a 1929 British comedy film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Betty Balfour. It was the final film directed in Britain by Bolváry before he returned to Germany.  Balfour was referred to as “Britain’s Queen of Happiness.” She was a popular British screen actress most widely known for her Cockney flower girl character, ‘Squibs.’ Balfour also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Champagne (1928). Balfour never made the move to Hollywood and her career was largely comprised of British and European films. In The Vagabond Queen she plays a young woman who takes the place of a Princess who is a target for an assassination with hilarious consequences. A rare opportunity to see Balfour at her finest. Introduced by comedian Lucy Porter.

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