- Acting of Lead Performers
- Acting of Supporting Cast
- Music Score
- Title Sequence
- Historical Importance
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Fine Musical, First Class Female Lead
- Jim Smith
Hadn't heard of Jessie Mathews but she is first class singing, dancing and acting. Good cast , good song and dance presentations throughout. A delight that tosses in humor the Brits excel at.
Please show it again. I only caught a part of it, but it was a wonderful dance movie. I can see why Astaire wanted to dance with her. Without the slickness & sugar of Hollywood. Lovely.
I caught the end of Evergreen and wish I had seen it all! With the design of the dance choreography I assumed that Busby Berkeley was the choreographer. TCM doesn't have the info, but IMDB lists Buddy Bradley for that credit. A "google" of that name reveals that Bradley was a black dancer and choreographer (www.streetswing.com/histmai2/d2budbrd1.htm) who was rarely credited with his work. Sure wonder about his relationship/influence on Busby Berkely. Hope they play this film again soon so I can see the whole thing..
A Rare Gem
- P. Collins
Second the motion, Steve. Evergreen is a rare delight; a truly original 30's musical without the usual Hollywood shellac. Viva Jessie Matthews!
Don't miss this movie!
Evergreen is a delight from start to finish. The music and numbers are great and Jessie Matthews is charming and fun to watch. The plot is crazy, but cleverly enough done to stay interesting (but isn't it really the numbers that matter?). Supporting cast is fine, too, especially Sonnie Hale and Betty Balfour. Let's see more of these great old British musicals - Here's to more Jessie Matthews!