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21 Days Together (1940)

21 Days (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 29 April 1940 (USA)
After Larry Darrent accidentally kills his lover's blackmailing husband, someone else is arrested for the crime. Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together before the trial and if the ... See full summary »

Director:

Basil Dean

Writers:

John Galsworthy (based on story "The First and the Last"), Basil Dean (scenario by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivien Leigh ... Wanda
Laurence Olivier ... Larry
Leslie Banks ... Keith
Francis L. Sullivan ... Mander
David Horne ... Beavis
William Dewhurst ... Lord Chief Justice
Frederick Lloyd Frederick Lloyd ... Swinton
Robert Newton ... Tolley
Esme Percy ... Wallen
Elliott Mason Elliott Mason ... Frau. Grunlich (as Elliot Mason)
Arthur Young Arthur Young ... Asher
Hay Petrie ... Evan
Meinhart Maur Meinhart Maur ... Grunlich
Morris Harvey Morris Harvey ... 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. Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together before the trial and if the man is found guilty then Larry will give himself up and prevent an innocent man going to the gallows. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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Excitingly Together! See more »

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Drama

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Trivia

Vivien Leigh replaced Vera Zorina. See more »

Goofs

At the end when Vivien Leigh (Wanda) is chasing Larry through the streets she isn't carrying anything. The camera goes to Larry and then when it goes back to her she's carrying a newspaper as she's still running. Once again the camera goes back to Larry and the next shot of her she once again isn't carrying a newspaper but stops to buy one then continues to run after him. See more »

Quotes

Wanda: The world can frighten you when you are alone.
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Connections

Remade as The Last Ones Shall Be First (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
(uncredited)
Written by John Glover Kind
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Rather good.
24 August 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

There are many barriers to love, most can be overcome, but is murder one such obstacle, can a couple allow an innocent man to take the blame for their crime?

It's not as good as some of the movies I've seen from this era and in the same genre, but it is good, it's very watchable, and let's be honest, anything that features Vivian Leigh is worth watching.

It's perhaps a lack of suspense that is the stumbling block, you're left in no doubt as to the ending.

It's a good watch though, nicely made, and very well acted, 6/10.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1940 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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