MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,099 this week

Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (2015)

(voting begins after release)

Intimate and compelling documentary on the life and career of Leslie Howard (1893-1943)

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1043 titles
created 07 Jul 2011
 
a list of 370 titles
created 11 Nov 2013
 
a list of 264 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn.

Production Notes from IMDbPro

Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 30 May 2012
More Info: See more production information about this title on IMDbPro.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sir William Hamilton, a widower of mature years, is British ambassador to the Court of Naples. Emma who comes for a visit with her mother wouldn't cut the grade with London society but she ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda
Stars: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray
Anna Karenina (1948)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore
Miss Julie (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.

Director: Liv Ullmann
Stars: Colin Farrell, Jessica Chastain, Samantha Morton
Action

The SAS are a elite British army unit which as well as its Anti terrorist role also performs covert and overt training of friendly countries armed forces and operates enemy lines.

Director: Bill Little
Stars: Chris Capaldi, Bill Little, Rach Leonard
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.

Director: Robert Carlyle
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself - Presenter
Norman Spencer ...
Himself
Matthew Sweet ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Ingrid Bergman (voice)
...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
...
(archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Turning a spotlight on an actor who is sometimes eclipsed by his role in Gone with the Wind. The irony of Howard's involvement in the ultimate Hollywood blockbuster is that in his time, Leslie carved one of the most unique careers in 1930's Hollywood, taking control of his films in a way few of his contemporaries would dream of. A man of strong principals despite an outward appearance of vagueness, he took a stand for other actors, most famously Humphrey Bogart in The Petrified Forest, less famously William Gargan and Ilka Chase on The Animal Kingdom. Later he insisted on returning to England as World War 2 began, so he could contribute to the war effort - a role which made him an enemy and possible target of the Nazis. A compelling, intimate documentary, boasting much unseen footage of Howard and those he knew. Written by Tom Hamilton

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 July 2015 (UK)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

£220,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Monty Montgomery's services courtesy of Sparrows and Hawks See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth more than a damn
7 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's a pretty sorry state of affairs that Leslie Howard is best remembered for Gone With the Wind, for I always think of it like remembering Max Von Sydow for The Greatest Story Ever Told. Howard was all wrong for Ashley Wilkes, and he knew it, only agreeing to it because David O.Selznick promised him producer reins on Intermezzo. In truth, Ashley was an unplayable part, the Edgar Linton of Civil War literature.

Howard's real greatness was on stage in Britain in the 1920s and on film in the 1930s. His roles As Henry Higgins in Pygmalion and the definitive The Scarlet Pimpernel immortalised him even before the tragic air crash in 1943 that ensured he'd never get old in the mind's eye.

When I saw Tom Hamilton's film it brought back many memories of Leslie, and the story of how he came to begin his film is almost as fantastic as Leslie's career and life. And then there's the wonderful touch of having it narrated by Derek Partridge - familiar face and voice on TV in his time - who just so happened to have been one of the people who were taken off the ill-fated Flight 777 to accommodate Leslie Howard (he was only a 7 year old boy at the time).

Essentially, this has been a labour of love for five or six years for Tom Hamilton and his other half Tracy and I only wish it could be made possible for the film to be seen by more people than have yet had the opportunity. (We sadly live in a world where even Kevin Brownlow is struggling to get new documentaries commissioned).

Only last month, Tom set up a Kickstarter campaign page to raise the necessary funds to clear all legal and clearance costs and this will remain open for another week. Anyone who is in a position to contribute will be helping to bring Leslie back to the state of remembrance he deserves.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where can I find it? oana260984
2015-C0MING SOON hamilton65

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?