Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 336: Mon Dec 2

It’s Magic [aka Romance on the High Seas] (Curtiz, 1948):
BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the BFI musicals season (details here). The screening on a 35mm Technicolor dye transfer print from the BFI National Archive, and will also be shown on December 13th (details here).

BFI introduction:
In this musical of mistaken identities, Day takes a cruise to Rio and finds herself falling in love with the private eye sent to follow her. Day was already a singing sensation when she made her big-screen debut, but the transition feels effortless. And look out for the great turn from African-American Broadway star, Avon Long, during a stop-off in Cuba.
Robin Baker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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