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Sidewalks of London (1938)
"St. Martin's Lane" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  15 February 1940 (USA)
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On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles, who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a young pickpocket, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Larry Adler ...
Constantine Dan
Tyrone Guthrie ...
Gentry
Maire O'Neill ...
Mrs. Such
Gus McNaughton ...
Arthur Smith
Polly Ward ...
Frankie
Basil Gill ...
Magistrate
Helen Haye ...
Selina
David Burns ...
Hackett
Phyllis Stanley ...
Della
Edward Lexy ...
Mr. Such
Clare Greet ...
Old Maud
Alf Goddard ...
Doggie
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Storyline

On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles, who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a young pickpocket, Libby, also has a talent for dancing and adds her to his act. Harley, the theater patron who never knew Libby took his gold cigarette case, is impressed by Libby's dancing and invites her to bring Charles and the other buskers in his group to an after-the-play party. Libby comes alone. A theatrical career is launched. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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The show that's got everything - singing, dancing, drama, and a love story that hits straight at the heart! (original ad) See more »

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Comedy

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15 February 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sidewalks of London  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Wilding according to Lewis Gilbert's memoirs was cast in the film but later replaced. See more »

Goofs

After Libby (Vivien Leigh) steals six pence from Charles's hat on the sidewalk, she runs to a food stall and orders a coffee. When she orders the coffee and "two doorsteps" her necktie is under the right side of her collar. She then walks around to the other side of the stall on now her necktie is not under the collar. See more »

Quotes

Charles Staggers: There ain't no answer. You're after justice and logic. There ain't no justice, and there ain't no logic. The world ain't made that way. Everything's luck, see. And good temper. And if you can take a joke. The whole of life's a joke.
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Shine on Harvest Moon
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There was a time before evil and a time before death...
1 January 2003 | by (Yardley, Pa, USA) – See all my reviews

Vivian Leigh charms and beguiles as does Charles Laughton and Rex Harrison,all of them in their innocence and unaffected excellence. A needful but blithe and hopeful era in London, after the internecine slaughter of World War I and the unimaginable evil of World War II and the Holocaust. To experience these three and others in a blitheful , happy episode of innocent merriment will uplift thee.


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