|Binnie Hale, image from Internet Archive|
Binnie Hale performed on the West End in the 1920s (she was in No, No, Nanette), recorded popular music and starred in a handful of films in the 1930s, playing characters with lots of spunk.
As far as I know, the only Binnie Hale film on DVD is The Phantom Light, on the compilation DVD, Classic British Thrillers. The Phantom Light is a fun (if rather unremarkable) movie co-starring Gordon Harker and directed by Michael Powell. Hyde Park Corner, another fun-if-rather-unremarkable film co-starring Gordon Harker, is available on Netflix Watch Instantly. The best film I was able to find is Love From a Stranger, available below from Internet Archive, where Binnie Hale plays best friend to Ann Harding's character, who has married a man (Basil Rathbone) with a dark past.
"Spread a Little Happiness"-- The second track on the playlist has better sound, despite the scratches. The first track sounds like it was recorded underwater.
"A Nice Cup of Tea"
"Who" (with Jack Buchanan)
"As Time Goes By"
*Perfect Steamed Broccoli
1 broccoli crown
1 tablespoon butter
salt & pepper
Break up the broccoli crown into florets and steam 5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter over low heat, season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over the steamed broccoli.
Adapted from this recipe.