Common Theme in Films With Howard and Leigh

A book to celebrate GWTW's 75th Anniversary!

A book to celebrate GWTW’s 75th Anniversary!

Turner Classic Movies ( offers two films this afternoon, each featuring a pre-Gone With the Wind performance from Leslie Howard and Vivien Leigh. Each film has a similar outcome.

At 3 p.m. (Eastern Time), TCM presents Berkeley Square from 1933. Leslie Howard portrays Peter Standish, a time traveler from America in 1933 transported to London in 1784 where he meets his ancestors.

At 6 p.m. (Eastern Time), TCM presents St. Martin’s Lane (also known as Sidewalks of London) from 1938. Vivien Leigh portrays Libby, a homeless pickpocket who steals a gold cigarette case from Rex Harrison then joins a trio of street performers led by Charles Laughton.

Just as in Gone With the Wind, each film concludes in heartbreak.  

Happy 75th Anniversary, Gone With the Wind!

Blog Bio: Pauline Bartel is the author of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition) and an expert on the film and its history. Visit the website ( for further information. Follow her on Twitter @PaulineBartel and “like” her on Facebook (

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