Shortly after Vivien's twenty-third birthday, she was cast in a film Storm in a Teacup,
a funny but inconsequential comedy. She co-starred with Rex Harrison and Scruffy the dog.
It was Vivien's first major comedy role and she gave a witty and warm performance.
Based on the play: Sturm im Wasserglas by Bruno Frank Directors: Victor Saville and Ian Dalrymple Producer: Victor Saville Screenplay: Ian Dalrymple, Donald Bull Adaptation by: James Bridie Photography: Mutz Greenbaum Special Effects: Ned Mann and Edward Cohen American Distributor: United Artists Opened: June 6, 1937 in London, UK; November 22, 1937 in USA Reissued: 1943, by Anglo; 1946, by Ealing Studios Synopsis: An eccentric pet owner's furor over the fate of her unlicensed dog leads
to political battles, comedy and romance when a reporter writes a story about her plight,
crushing the provost's political ambition- and then the scribe falls in love with his target's
Anthony Quayle: All she wanted to do was to talk about Larry,
and so I went along with that, gazing on that beautiful face with unhopeful ardor.
Critics: It was suggested they (Rex Harrison and Vivien Leigh) become a screen team,
like William Powell and Myrna Loy of Thin Man fame.