Sidewalks of London (18-Oct-1938)|
Director: Tim Whelan
Writer: Clemence Dane
Music: Arthur Johnston
Producer: Erich Pommer
||Mouth organ virtuoso
||Influential Anglo-Irish theatre director
||My Fair Lady
||Island of Lost Souls
||Gone With The Wind
|Charles Laughton|| ... Charles Saggers|
|Vivien Leigh|| ... Libby|
|Rex Harrison|| ... Harley Prentiss|
|Larry Adler|| ... Constantine|
|Tyrone Guthrie|| ... Gentry|
|Maire O'Neill|| ... Mrs. Such|
|Gus McNaughton|| ... Arthur Smith|
|Polly Ward|| ... Frankie|
|Basil Gill|| ... Magistrate|
|Helen Haye|| ... Lady Selena|
|David Burns|| ... Hackett|
|Phyllis Stanley|| ... Della Fordingbridge|
|Edward Lexy|| ... Mr. Such|
|Clare Greet|| ... Old Maud|
|Alf Goddard|| ... Doggie|
|Cyril Smith|| ... Blackface|
|Romilly Lunge|| ... Jan Duchesi|
|Ronald Ward|| ... Jack Temperley|
|Carroll Gibbons|| ... Himself|
|and His Orchestra|| ... Themselves|
|The Luna Boys|| ... Themselves|
Review by John Levin (posted on 20-Sep-2007)
This film must have meant a lot to Charles Laughton. He co-produced it with Erich Pommer in 1938 after starring in an impressive string of roles in America.
He plays a street musician named Charles who happens to be 39 years of age as was Laughton at the time.
His character is a man who isn't quite good enough as an artist and as a man.
As a foretaste to his Quasimodo the following year, one can only guess what personal demons Mr Laughton was trying to exorcise. I DO like the character he portrays and I think this is worth a look.
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