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21 Days Together (1940)
"21 Days" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  29 April 1940 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Leslie Banks ...
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Francis L. Sullivan ...
David Horne ...
Beavis
Hay Petrie ...
William Dewhurst ...
Lord Chief Justice
Esme Percy ...
Henry Wallen
Frederick Lloyd ...
Swinton
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Tolly
Victor Rietti ...
Antonio
Morris Harvey ...
Alexander MacPherson
Elliott Mason ...
Frau Grunlich
Arthur Young ...
Ascher
Meinhart Maur ...
Carl Grunlich
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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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This movie was filmed in 1937 but released on January 7, 1940. William Dewhurst, who played the Lord Chief Justice, died on October 26, 1937. His only child, Paul, died in 1937 fighting in the Spanish Civil War, only a few months before William Dewhurst's demise. See more »

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Open Up Dem Pearly Gates For Me
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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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