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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wanda
... Larry
... Keith
... Mander
... Beavis
... Lord Chief Justice
Frederick Lloyd ... Swinton
... Tolley
... Wallen
Elliott Mason ... Frau. Grunlich (as Elliot Mason)
Arthur Young ... Asher
Hay Petrie ... Evan
Meinhart Maur ... Grunlich
Morris Harvey ... Pawnbroker
Lawrence Hanray ... Solicitor (as Laurence Hanray)
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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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The place, Kursaal, where Larry and Wanda go on their day out of London, is at Southend-on-Sea. It was the world's first permanent funfair/ theme park. It closed down in 1973. 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

Keith: We're in this together now. What we both need is courage.
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Connections

Featured in The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988) See more »

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I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
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Written by John Glover Kind
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disappointed
7 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

I was disappointed in this film, but it's my own fault. I went into it thinking it was some marvelous mystery or noir.

"21 Days Together" has an interesting history. Released in 1940, it was actually made in 1937 but for some reason not released. After Gone with the Wind, I suppose there was a lot of interest in Leigh and the film was released.

The Leigh role was to be played by Vera Zorina, but obviously she didn't do it and Leigh won the role.

The story concerns a young couple in love, but the woman, Wanda (Leigh) is married but not living with her husband. He shows up and attempts blackmail, but gets into a fight with her lover Larry (Olivier) who accidentally kills him.

A man who stole something off of the body is arrested for murder and found guilty. The couple has three weeks together before Larry must give himself up or let an innocent man hang. His brother, who is up for a judgeship, is determined that Larry not admit to the crime.

This film was not close-captioned and, as I am a little hard of hearing, it was difficult to understand some of the dialogue.

I found this an okay drama, well acted for the most part.

Leigh and Olivier made a beautiful couple, and it's always nice to see them together, young and in love. Makes you sad about how it ended.


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