Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Society & Culture
  3. Social Issues

Tricia's retro film review: First a Girl

See also

First a Girl


First a Girl is the 1935 British musical. Elizabeth is a clerk at a store who wishes to become a singer. She meets up with a female impersonator named Victor, who comes down with a cold, so Elizabeth pretend to be a man impersonating a woman and covers for him. They turn out to be a smash hit and become famous. They meet up with some royal members named Princess Mironoff and Robert. Both Victor and Elizabeth like them, but can’t reveal their secret. However the duo finds out and hatch a plan crazy enough to work.

This is a pretty good musical comedy. In fact, the viewer gets the impression had Victor and Elizabeth did not pair up with Mironoff and Robert, they might have dated each other. Still, the two royals have some chemistry with the performing duo that should have been explored a little more. Both Mironoff and Robert are pretty smart characters for this type of comedy and it leads to a refreshing twist that they know the truth, but keep it from Victor and Elizabeth because of their plan to woo them. The musical numbers are pretty funny. Honolulu comedy fans should watch this movie.

More at: Tricia’s Retro Film Reviews

Buy First a Girl at



  • Dan Savage
    Dan Savage cares about LGBT youth, bullying and saving lives
    Today's Buzz
  • Raku
    Teachers and students can use this summer to learn a new skill
    15 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    10 Photos
  • Greek wine
    Unwind with these delicious wines: The thrilling wines of Greece
    7 Photos
  • Mandy Moore
    Exclusive interview with Celebrity Mandy Moore concerning animal activism
    5 Photos
  • Educational family vacations
    Find out how to take an educational family vacation that doesn't break the bank
    9 Photos

Related Videos: