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Gangway (film)

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Initial release  August 20, 1937
Running time  1h 30m
Costume design  Marianne, P.L. Cartel
6.9/10 IMDb

Director  Sonnie Hale
Genre  Musical
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Writer  Lesser Samuels, Dwight Taylor (story)
Cast  Jessie Matthews (Pat Wayne), Barry MacKay (Bob Deering), Nat Pendleton (Smiles Hogan), Alastair Sim (Detective Taggett), Olive Blakeney (Nedda Beaumont), Noel Madison (Mike Otterman)
Similar movies  Jessie Matthews and Barry MacKay appear in Gangway and Evergreen

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Gangway is a 1937 British musical film directed by Sonnie Hale and starring Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Nat Pendleton and Alastair Sim. Its plot involves a young reporter goes undercover to unmask a gang of criminals who are planning a jewel heist. AKA as Sparkles in Australia and on Australian release 78rpm records. Jessie Matthews was nicknamed SPARKLE in the film.


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Newspaper film critic Pat Wayne (Jessie Matthews) boards an ocean liner to New York to interview glamorous movie star Nedda Beaumont (Olive Blakeney). Once aboard, Pat somehow gets mixed up with a gangster (Nat Pendleton), and a Scotland yard inspector (Barry MacKay), who both mistake her for a female jewel thief called "Sparkle."

Main cast

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  • Jessie Matthews - Pat Wayne
  • Barry MacKay - Bob Deering
  • Nat Pendleton - Smiles Hogan
  • Alastair Sim - Detective Taggett
  • Olive Blakeney - Nedda Beaumont
  • Noel Madison - Mike Otterman
  • Patrick Ludlow - Carl Freemason
  • Liane Ordeyne - Greta Brand
  • Graham Moffatt - Joe
  • Danny Green - Shorty
  • Edmon Ryan - Red Mike
  • Lawrence Anderson - Tracy - Press Agent
  • Blake Dorn - Benny the Gent
  • Peter Gawthorne ... Assistant Commissioner Sir Brian Moore
  • Henry Hallett - Smithers - Solicitor
  • Warren Jenkins - Foreign Dancer
  • Michael Rennie - Ship's Officer
  • Doris Rogers - Mrs. Sherman Van Tuyl
  • Critical reception

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    In a contemporary review, The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote, "There is less, and less elaborate, singing and dancing than in previous Jessie Matthews' films, but the slight story is amusingly developed, the dialogue is good, Jessie Matthews herself gives a very good light comedy performance and the film as a whole scores on its comedy, and on its burlesque of American gangsters rather than on its music. Nat Pendleton and Noel Maddison are good as the tough gangsters and Alistair Sim as a very secret detective walks away with the picture in the few short scenes in which he appears. Barry Mackay gives a pleasing light performance and keeps the romance in the right key"; while more recently, the BFI Screenonline wrote, "it is one of the more enjoyable Matthews vehicles and is fast moving enough to please most audiences."

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