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Release Date:
15 February 1940 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Heart-Stirring Drama of Peace-Time London! (original poster) See more »
Plot:
On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
So many greats in ONE place See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Laughton ... Charles Staggers

Vivien Leigh ... Liberty aka Libby

Rex Harrison ... Harley Prentiss
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
Cyril Smith ... Black Face
Romilly Lunge ... Jan Duchesi
Ronald Ward ... Jack Temperley
Carroll Gibbons ... Himself - Orchestra Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clifford Buckton ... Man Outside Theatre (uncredited)
Bartlett Cormack ... Strang (uncredited)
Edie Martin ... Libby's Dresser (uncredited)
Ronald Shiner ... Barman (uncredited)
John Singer ... Autograph Hunter (uncredited)
Jerry Verno ... Drunk (uncredited)

Directed by
Tim Whelan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bartlett Cormack  writer
Clemence Dane  writer
Charles Laughton  writer
Erich Pommer  writer
Tim Whelan  writer

Produced by
Erich Pommer .... producer
Charles Laughton .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Arthur Johnston 
 
Cinematography by
Jules Kruger 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Hamer 
Hugh Stewart 
 
Production Design by
Thomas N. Morahan  (as Tom Morahan)
 
Art Direction by
Thomas N. Morahan 
 
Costume Design by
John Armstrong 
 
Production Management
Roland Gillett .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Brandon .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jack Rogerson .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gus Drisse .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Geoffrey Foot .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Frederick Lewis .... music assistant (as Fred Lewis)
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Jack Beaver .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Frederick Lewis .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Lionel Salter .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Philip Buchel .... choreographer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"St. Martin's Lane" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Trivia:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 12, 1940 with Charles Laughton reprising his film role.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where Libby wrecks Charlie's apartment and holds the sewing machine up to throw it, the figure who enters through the door with his back to the camera is clearly a body double for Charles Laughton.See more »
Quotes:
Charles Staggers:Now look 'ere, young woman!
Harley Prentiss:We've all looked everywhere.
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Soundtrack:
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
So many greats in ONE place, 25 September 2005
Author: sk-f from United States

I was in awe of this movie. THREE great actors right off the bat: Rex Harrison, Charles Laughton AND the incomparable, Vivian Leigh thrill the senses! I was pleased just to look at them & watch them apply their craft. I wasn't as excited about the plot. It was the actors I enjoyed seeing. However, the movie was great in it's historic setting. Of course, it took place in the 1938's present day. But it was like a history lesson in the arts. Street performers still perform on the streets of New York. It was interesting to see it in the London setting. Viewing live 1930s entertainment was such fun & historically educational. Much more enjoyable watching it "live" than reading it in a dusty old book.

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