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21 Days (1940)





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In this drama, an upstanding barrister is up for a judgeship and is terrified that his flaky, playboy brother will cause a scandal and destroy his career. The playboy meets a model who is separated from her husband. When her husband learns that his wife is seeing the playboy, he threatens to kill him, causing the playboy to kill him in self-defense while the model looks on. Later an insane fellow is accused of the killing. He is to be held for 21 days before his trial date. The playboy decides to spend these days with the woman; he will then confess. His brother, who knows what happened, counsels his brother to stay silent so as to protect his own career. In the end, it all works out after the innocent victim dies of a heart attack in jail.


Laurence Olivier
as Larry Durrant
Leslie Banks
as Keith Durrant
Hay Petrie
as John Aloysius Evan
Esme Percy
as Henry Wallen
Morris Harvey
as Alexander MacPherson
Meinhart Maur
as Carl Grunlich
Lawrence Hanray
as Solicitor
William Dewhurst
as the Lord Chief
Elliot Mason
as Frau Grunlich
Aubrey Mallalieu
as Magistrate
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The brilliant acting of Mr. Hay Petrie as a decayed and outcast curate cannot conquer the overpowering flavour of cooked ham.

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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