Vivian Kenway (Sir Rex Harrison), a young Englishman from an aristocratic background, flunks out of Oxford, and decides to use his considerable charm to achieve his goal of, apparently, making dissipation his career. His derelictions include seduction, betrayals of sweethearts, family and friends, and marriage for money. All this with no signs of remorse or redemption, since his life as a completely unprincipled rake is quite enjoyable, for him, at least. Then, World War II breaks out and he is given a chance to die a heroic death for flag and country. Maybe.
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The private life of a magnificent heel...who brought out the woman in women!
Did You Know?
Writer, Producer, and Director Sidney Gilliat thought that this was his best movie, but regretted that it had a great deal of censorship trouble, especially in America. The title was changed for the U.S., too. Producer Frank Launder and Gilliat always insisted this was because the American distributor feared audiences might think it was a movie about gardening. See more
Although the bulk of the film takes place in the years 1931-1938, all of the women's hairstyles and clothes are strictly in the 1945 mode, which is all wrong, particularly for the 1931 period. See more
I've nothing against you personally Kenway.
Decent of you to say so.
It just that you're the last straw that's all. I'm sick and tired of teaching their jobs to gilded youths backed by influence and class privilege, and then watching them end up with better positions than my own.
Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty
Written by A.J. Mills
, Fred Godfrey
and Bennett Scott See more