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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 (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 ... 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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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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Together - In John Galsworthy's Great Love Story! See more »

Genres:

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Certificate:

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Trivia

Produced in the UK in 1937 before the international popularity of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Producer Alexander Korda intended this to be a star-building vehicle for Leigh. Columbia bought the film in 1939, but did not release it until after the success of Gone with the Wind (1939). 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

Larry: My brother the judge!
Mander: That's right young man, your brother the judge.
Keith: Oh, hello Mander.
Mander: Mind you don't come before him though - he'll be a hanging judge!
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Connections

Featured in The End of the Affair (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

O God, Our Help in Ages Past
(uncredited)
Music by William Croft
Words by Isaac Watts
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Well-worth watching
3 June 2008 | by mouton1890See all my reviews

Although released in 1940 this picture was made in 1937, well before Leigh and Olivier were married. Producer Alexander Korda intended it as a career-boosting role for Leigh but, for whatever reasons, it was put-aside. Columbia bought the property in 1939 and released it after Leigh's success in "Gone with the wind".

The 1937 date explains what must seem to be an anomaly for modern audiences - the sympathetic treatment of the "Axis" characters, ie the German landlord and the Italian grocer.

Well-worth watching - the depth of talent in the supporting roles (Francis L Sullivan, Hay Petrie, Robert Newton etc) is notable.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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