This box office failure which curtailed the proposed multi-picture partnership of Neagle and Flynn, is described bizarrely as a "gem" by another Amazon reviewer. For this DVD release "the gem" receives a very basic transfer that has resulted in a decidedly sub-standard DVD. Yes a full restoration would have been costly but the fact there appears to be a fly walking across the telecine for about 10 minutes at the start of the film is inexcusable. Add to this that there is an often blurred picture, several examples of print damage, very poor audio quality and soundtrack distortion (noted by another reviewer too) and you end up with a bit of a dog's dinner. Hidden away is a vague hint of how wonderful the original Ivor Novello musical may have been. But Herbert Wilcox the director cuts the three hour show into ninety minutes screen time, reallocated and removes many of the musical numbers leaving Anna Neagle with just one song! All in all it's a bit of a mess - and badly dubbed too, with some astonishingly bizarre choreography to boot. A strong cast is given the impossible task of making something out of the lamentable script and abridged plot and then they have to cope with Mr. Wilcox weak direction. It's all such a shame and having waited many years for a DVD of this film to have been given such a feeble transfer in a shoddy plastic "folder" is the last straw. No - I'm not expecting "pristine" restorations but the releasing company's claims led me to expect a much better transfer than we are given. Yes, I got a little nostalgic pleasure from it all but that was outweighed by a major sense of irritation at the distributors for releasing the film in this condition. I don't want to discourage real fans from purchasing this product - but for me it was a qualified disappointment!