Sidewalks of London (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sidewalks of London (1938)





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Movie Info

Also released under the title St. Martin's Lane, this film follows the life of street performer Charles Saggers (Charles Laughton) who meets up with the young, wayward Lilly (Vivien Leigh) and includes her in his act to keep her out of trouble. However, when Lilly's talent is discovered by songwriter Harley Prentiss (Rex Harrison), he whisks her away to become a big star, leaving Charles friendless and brokenhearted.


Charles Laughton
as Charles Staggers
Rex Harrison
as Harley Prentiss
Larry Adler
as Constantine
Gus McNaughton
as Arthur Smith
Edward Lexy
as Mr. Such
Maire O'Neill
as Mrs. Such
Basil Gill
as Magistrate
Clare Greet
as Old Maud
David Burns
as Hackett
Cyril Smith
as Blackface
Ronald Ward
as Temperley
Helen Haye
as Lady Selina
Phyllis Stanley
as Della Fordingbridge
Polly Ward
as Frankie
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Critic Reviews for Sidewalks of London

All Critics (2)

It all seems hardly real.

September 9, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

... a lively street picture set in the intersection where struggling performers and hustlers meet high society and theater folk.

September 4, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sidewalks of London


wonderful performances by laughton and leigh as struggling street performers. laughton is especially heartbreaking.

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Fine drama with two acting greats bringing out the best in each other. Rex's part is small but Laughton and Leigh are dynamite.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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