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21 Days Together (1940)

21 Days (original title)
After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. When he is found guilty, Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together ... See full summary »

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Lord Chief Justice
Frederick Lloyd ...
Swinton
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Tolley
Esme Percy ...
Wallen
Elliott Mason ...
Frau. Grunlich (as Elliot Mason)
Arthur Young ...
Asher
Hay Petrie ...
Meinhart Maur ...
Grunlich
Morris Harvey ...
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After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. When he is found guilty, Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together before he must give himself up or let an innocent man go to the gallows. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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Excitingly Together!

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29 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Vivien Leigh replaced Vera Zorina. See more »

Goofs

Reflection of the boom microphone, silhouetted by a studio light, in a shop window as Larry and Wanda are walking on the street near the beginning of the film. See more »

Quotes

Larry: I'm a rich man Keith - a whole quarter's allowance in the bank and only three weeks to live!
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Connections

Featured in The End of the Affair (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

O God, Our Help in Ages Past
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Music by William Croft
Words by Isaac Watts
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A Rock and a Hard Place
8 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Apparently this is one of those Galsworthy dilemma stories. In it Olivier, early in his career inadvertently kills a man, the estranged husband of his new love. He is faced with the considerable struggle with conscience because a man has been blamed for the act and will face the music. What to do. What to do. We are put in the position of hoping all will somehow work out. I won't spoil the ending, but I will say that Olivier's character could have been sent to the gallows for terminal boredom. At no point did I really care one way or the other. He is selfish in many ways and rather cowardly. While the victim is made to have no redeeming qualities, his death really serves nothing other than that of a plot element. I suppose there is some of that stiff upper lip stuff going on, but at no time did I sit on the edge of my seat. Contrast this to the pain of Jean Valjean who faces a similar question. In that we all need to look inward. This just didn't ask much of me, and I was also greatly disappointed with the conclusion.


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