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15 September 1933 (USA) See more »
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A young American man is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
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Creaky Yet Strangely Haunting Version of a Theatrical Classic See more (11 total) »

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Directed by
Frank Lloyd 
 
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John L. Balderston  play
John L. Balderston  screenplay
Henry James  unfinished novel "The Sense of the Past"
Sonya Levien  writer

Produced by
Jesse L. Lasky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Brunelli (uncredited)
Louis De Francesco (uncredited)
J.S. Zamecnik (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Palmer 
 
Film Editing by
Harold D. Schuster 
 
Set Decoration by
William S. Darling 
 
Costume Design by
William Lambert 
 
Production Management
Earl Rettig .... unit manager
 
Music Department
Louis De Francesco .... musical director
 

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84 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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The story was partially based on "The Sense of the Past," an unfinished novel by Henry James.See more »
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[last line, heard in Peter's memory]
Helen Pettigrew:We shall be together, Peter. Not in my time, not in yours, but in God's.
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Creaky Yet Strangely Haunting Version of a Theatrical Classic, 3 July 2013
Author: l_rawjalaurence from London

BERKELEY SQUARE was a success d'estime of the late Twenties and early Thirties. Based on a short story - THE SENSE OF THE PAST - by Henry James, it tells the story of how Peter Standish (Leslie Howard) travels back in time from the contemporary world into the late eighteenth century, and discovers to his cost that life isn't quite as idyllic as the history books might suggest. John L. Balderston's script isn't without its sentimental moments, but generally takes a hard-nosed look at the ways in which individuals remain as self-centered in the past as they might have been over a century ago. Leslie Howard, who created the past of Standish on the Broadway stage, here recreates his part; he doesn't have to do much other than to look bewildered, which he achieves very competently. Valerie Taylor makes an ideal romantic interest. Director Frank Lloyd was one of Twentieth Century-Fox's most competent contract directors; his version of Noel Coward's CAVALCADE (1933), based on another theatrical hit, is particularly memorable. In BERKELEY SQUARE he creates a brisk narrative, containing a memorable series of transitions between past and present. Definitely worth a look if a copy of the film can be found.

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