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Title:Storm In A Teacup

Date: 1937
Type: Drama / Comedy
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Victor Saville
Producer: Victor Saville

Comment
A reporter (Rex Harrison) arrives in a small Scottish town where the local politician (Cecil Parker) runs the town with an iron rule, and the reporter sees the politician trying to have a woman's dog put down for not having a licence. When he publishes the story it is picked up by the national press and brings into question his candidacy as an MP and puts the local people against him. The situation is complicated by the reporter falling in love with the politicians daughter (Vivien Leigh) as the two men have an increasingly acrimonious relationship. There is a great performance from Sara Allgood as the poor dog owner and Vivien Leigh as the woman caught between loyalty tonher father and the man she loves. On one level this is comedy of two strong willed men blowing a minor incident out of all proportion, but given this was made in 1937, the obvious parallels with another political dictator would not have been lost on the contemporary audience.

Actors

Rex HarrisonRex Harrison
Vivien LeighVivien Leigh
Cecil ParkerCecil Parker
Sara AllgoodSara Allgood
Ursula JeansUrsula Jeans
Gus Mcnaughton
Edgar Bruce
Robert Hale
Quinton Macpherson

Oscars

None