Peg of Old Drury ★★★½

Ah its Anna Neagle, so it is, affecting an Oirish accent as she leaves Dublin for fame and fortune in London.

Pretty enough, Neagle worked exclusively with her director husband Herbert Wilcox, and here she's teamed for a second time with Cedric Hardwicke (she'd previously played Nell Gwyn to his Charles II).

A creaky period piece which is kept afloat by its players (including Margaret Scott), a screenplay by Miles Malleson, and cinematography by Freddie Young.

Lots of Shakespeare bits and pieces throughout including Shylock and Rosalind keep this stage-bound piece never less than fascinating.