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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 »

Director:

Basil Dean

Writers:

John Galsworthy (story "The First and the Last"), Basil Dean (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivien Leigh ... Wanda
Laurence Olivier ... Larry Durrant
Leslie Banks ... Keith Durrant
Francis L. Sullivan ... Mander
David Horne ... Beavis
William Dewhurst ... Lord Chief Justice
Frederick Lloyd Frederick Lloyd ... Swinton
Robert Newton ... Tolley
Esme Percy ... Henry Wallen
Elliott Mason Elliott Mason ... Frau Grunlich (as Elliot Mason)
Arthur Young Arthur Young ... Asher
Hay Petrie Hay Petrie ... John Aloysius Evan
Meinhart Maur Meinhart Maur ... Carl Grunlich
Morris Harvey Morris Harvey ... Alexander MacPherson - Pawnbroker
Lawrence Hanray Lawrence Hanray ... Solicitor (as Laurence Hanray)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Together - In John Galsworthy's Great Love Story! See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

21 Days Together See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

London Film Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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: My brother the judge!
Mander: That's right young man, your brother the judge.
Keith: Oh, hello Mander.
Mander: Mind you don't come before him though - he'll be a hanging judge!
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Connections

Remade as Die Letzten werden die Ersten sein (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Open Up Dem Pearly Gates For Me
(uncredited)
Written by Carson Robison
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Well-worth watching
3 June 2008 | by mouton1890See all my reviews

Although released in 1940 this picture was made in 1937, well before Leigh and Olivier were married. Producer Alexander Korda intended it as a career-boosting role for Leigh but, for whatever reasons, it was put-aside. Columbia bought the property in 1939 and released it after Leigh's success in "Gone with the wind".

The 1937 date explains what must seem to be an anomaly for modern audiences - the sympathetic treatment of the "Axis" characters, ie the German landlord and the Italian grocer.

Well-worth watching - the depth of talent in the supporting roles (Francis L Sullivan, Hay Petrie, Robert Newton etc) is notable.


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