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A Yank at Oxford was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's first British-made film under Hollywood supervision. All of the sequences involving Lionel Barrymore, playing Robert Taylor's father, were filmed in Hollywood. For Vivien, the film had done her more good than she could ever have suspected in her pursuit of the Scarlett O'Hara role, for she had made an unofficial canvasser out of Robert Taylor.
100 minutes (black and white)
Director: Jack Conway
Producer: Michael Balcon
Screenplay: Malcolm Boylan, Walter Ferris, George Oppenheimer, Walter Ferrie, George Oppenheimer, Leon Gordon, Ronald Pertwee, Herman Mankiewicz, CS Forester, John Van Druten, Christopher Isherwood, RC Sherriff, John Hilton, Frederick Lonsdaleb
Editor: Margaret Booth
Music: Hubert Bath, Edmund Ward
Photography: Harold Rosson
Opened: February 25, 1938 in New York, USA; April 1, 1938 in London, UK
Starring: Robert Taylor (Lee Sheridan, American athlete), Vivien Leigh (Elsa Craddock, wife of a bookseller), Lionel Barrymore (Dan Sheridan), Maureen O'Sullivan (Molly Beaumont), Edmund Gwenn (Dean of Cardinal College), Griffith Jones (Paul Beaumont), CV France (Dean Snodgrass), Edward Rigby (Scatters), Morton Selten (Cecil Davidson, Esq), Claude Gillingwater (Ben Dalton), Tully Marshall (Cephas), and Walter Kingsford (Dean Williams)
Eve Phillips (actress): When Viv was playing Elsa Graddock, she was, in fact, doing an elaborate screen test for Scarlett O'Hara. She was saucy and sexy as Elsa, just like the heroine of the Margaret Mitchell novel. She was a kind of English version of Scarlett O'Hara.
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