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Sidewalks of London (1938)

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85 min | Comedy

On the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles (Charles Laughton), who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a young pickpocket, Libby (Vivien Leigh), also has a...See moreOn the sidewalks of the London theater district the buskers (street performers) earn enough coins for a cheap room. Charles (Charles Laughton), who recites dramatic monologues, sees that a young pickpocket, Libby (Vivien Leigh), also has a talent for dancing and adds her to his act. Harley (Sir Rex Harrison), the theater patron who never knew Libby took his gold cigarette case, is impressed by Libby's dancing and invites her to bring Charles and the other buskers in his group to an after-the-play party. Libby comes alone. A theatrical career is launched. Written by Dale O'Connor See less
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Thomas N. Morahan (as Tom Morahan)
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Updated Oct 18, 1938

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Feb 15, 1940 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Charles Laughton
Charles Staggers Charles Staggers   See fewer
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Vivien Leigh
Liberty aka Libby Liberty aka Libby   See fewer
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Rex Harrison
Harley Prentiss Harley Prentiss   See fewer
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Larry Adler
Constantine Dan Constantine Dan   See fewer
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Maire O'Neill
Mrs. Such Mrs. Such   See fewer
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Gus McNaughton
Arthur Smith Arthur Smith   See fewer
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Polly Ward
Frankie Frankie   See fewer
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Basil Gill
Magistrate Magistrate   See fewer
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Helen Haye
Selina Selina   See fewer
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David Burns
Hackett Hackett   See fewer
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Edward Lexy
Mr. Such Mr. Such   See fewer
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Clare Greet
Old Maud Old Maud   See fewer
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Alf Goddard
Doggie Doggie   See fewer
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Cyril Smith
Black Face Black Face   See fewer
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Romilly Lunge
Jan Duchesi Jan Duchesi   See fewer
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Ronald Ward
Jack Temperley Jack Temperley   See fewer
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Carroll Gibbons
Himself - Orchestra Leader Himself - Orchestra Leader   See fewer
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Clifford Buckton
Man Outside Theatre (uncredited) Man Outside Theatre (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bartlett Cormack
Strang (uncredited) Strang (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edie Martin
Libby's Dresser (uncredited) Libby's Dresser (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald Shiner
Barman (uncredited) Barman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Singer
Autograph Hunter (uncredited) Autograph Hunter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Verno
Drunk (uncredited) Drunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 1,079 votes