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21 Days Together

1940 1h 12m Drama List
Reviews 39% Audience Score 500+ Ratings An Englishman (Laurence Olivier) kills his lover's (Vivien Leigh) husband and plans to give himself up, but his barrister brother (Leslie Banks) objects. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A smart story that was better suited for the stage than for cinema. Rated: C+ Sep 2, 2022 Full Review Graham Greene The Spectator The brilliant acting of Mr. Hay Petrie as a decayed and outcast curate cannot conquer the overpowering flavour of cooked ham. Sep 11, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Not much here besides the cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/24 Full Review Frances H Far from Leigh and Olivier's best! The character development in the script was poor. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/27/20 Full Review Audience Member Passable, but forgettable. It's not particularly gripping, but worth it if you want to see a young Laurence Olivier in action. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member An OK film, with an interesting concept. What the hell was up with Leigh, though? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the only films with both Leigh and Olivier. Lots of chemistry and very cute. I love the Oliviers' and this film is nice, but I would definitely not call it the best film for Vivien or Laurence. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A very minor film by British studio director Basil Dean most notable for its pairing of acting couple powerhouse Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, who do their best with the weak script they're given. There's a good short film in here somewhere, but even at its modest runtime of about seventy-five minutes this movie moves along at a glacial pace. It's main issue is that it begins as dramatically as it ever reaches, and so after the initial shock of the murder and Olivier's implication in it, there is never any real gripping drama left in the story. Dean's directorial style is pretty good if very restrained, and after awhile the lack of visual energy combined with the story's stalls stop the film almost completely. Disappointingly, this script was written by Graham Greene, who is usually quite good at penning these kinds of murder mysteries. Even Leigh's typically crackling acting isn't enough to save this one from sinking. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An Englishman (Laurence Olivier) kills his lover's (Vivien Leigh) husband and plans to give himself up, but his barrister brother (Leslie Banks) objects.
Director
Basil Dean
Producer
Basil Dean
Screenwriter
John Galsworthy
Production Co
London Film Productions
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English (United Kingdom)
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 22, 2019
Runtime
1h 12m