Vivien Leigh's debut movie about a small village putting on MacBeth when a Hollywood star arrives.

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David Horne ...
Squire Hollis
Leslie Perrins ...
Richard Venables
Moira Lynd ...
Mary Hollis
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Rose Venables
Margaret Watson ...
Aunt Caroline
Ivor Barnard ...
Mr. Worsford
Haddon Mason ...
Dr. Blake
David Nichol ...
Gerald Armitage
Elliott Seabrooke ...
Derrick
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Vivien Leigh's debut movie about a small village putting on MacBeth when a Hollywood star arrives.

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Rare Vivien Leigh film exists at British Film Instittute
11 February 2005 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

Having had no luck in tracking down any materials on Vivien Leigh's first two films (THE VILLAGE SQUIRE, GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT), both 1935, I approached the British Film Institute. They inform me their National Film and TV Archive does possess a 35 mm nitrate print of THE VILLAGE SQUIRE in their collection, but have no knowledge of the existence of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT. This may mean the film is lost - my opinion. British film fans are urged to scour their collections. Neither film has been released to television or video.

In 30 years (1935-1965) Vivien Leigh appeared in only 19 films, only five of which were produced in Hollywood or with Hollywood money. She made only three films in her mature years (after A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - 1951): THE DEEP BLUE SEA, THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE, SHIP OF FOOLS.


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