Vivian Kenway, 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.
Les Adams <email@example.com>
The private life of a magnificent heel...who brought out the woman in women!
Did You Know?
Director Sidney Gilliat thought this his best film, but regretted that it had a great deal of censorship trouble, especially in America. The title was changed for the US, too - Launder and Gilliat always insisted this was because the American distributor feared audiences might think it was a film about gardening. See more
When Vivian is accosted by a university academic at the foot of the Martyr's Memorial in St Giles, Oxford, the backdrop shows the spire of St Mary's, the university church in Radcliffe Square several streets away. See more
Sir Hubert Parks
Seems we're toddling. Tooddle-oo.
Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty
Written by A.J. Mills
, Fred Godfrey
and Bennett Scott See more