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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. Larry and Wanda have just three weeks together before the trial and if the ... See full summary »

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Basil Dean

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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. 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second of three films that paired Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. The others were Fire Over England (1937) and That Hamilton Woman (1941). 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

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

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

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged by John Greenwood
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Enormous curiosity value in this....
30 December 2003 | by wisewebwomanSee all my reviews

But not much plot. This was obviously a vehicle for its stars who were married at the time. Lawrence Olivier is quite wooden and stagey, Vivien glows, the camera just loves her. The story is a neat twist on ethics and morality with the wayward no-good brother standing firm for honesty and the uptight, successful barrister brother - on his way to becoming a judge - ready to hang an innocent man for a crime he did not commit. The twenty one days refer to the length of time the trial of this innocent man is going to take. The technical quality of the film was poor, the background of London was nearly washed out and the streets were obviously studio sets, not surprising, as it was filmed at the start of WW2. 5 out of 10, the ending was a bit of a let down and Larry really hams it up.


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