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Friday the 13th

You are probably familiar with the “Friday the 13th” series of horror films, but did you know that there was a movie with the same title that was released in 1933? The May 4 1934 edition of the Toronto Daily Star had an advertisement for it:

This version of Friday the 13th was a British film. It describes the lives of several people shortly before they were to be involved in a bus crash. The entire movie is on YouTube.

The movie’s star, Jessie Matthews (1907-1981), was married to cast member Sonnie Hale – somewhat scandalously so, as the two had begun an affair while Hale was still married to his previous wife. The couple divorced in 1944.

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