Vivian Kenway (Sir Rex Harrison), a young Englishman from an aristocratic background, flunks out of Oxford, and decides to use his considerable charm to achieve his goal of, apparently, making dissipation his career. His derelictions include seduction, betrayals of sweethearts, family and friends, and marriage for money. All this with no signs of remorse or redemption, since his life as a completely unprincipled rake is quite enjoyable, for him, at least. Then, World War II breaks out and he is given a chance to die a heroic death for flag and country. Maybe.
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Did You Know?
"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a thirty minute radio adaptation of this movie on November 30, 1946 with Sir Rex Harrison
and Lilli Palmer
reprising their movie roles presented under the alternate title "Notorious Gentleman". See more
When Vivian is accosted by a university academic at the foot of the Martyr's Memorial in St Giles, Oxford, the backdrop shows the spire of St Mary's, the university church in Radcliffe Square several streets away. See more
Vivian as a Boy
I'm going to Eton later on.
Eton? Oh I say!
Eton's no joking matter old cock. Half the war cabinet came from there.
Vivian as a Boy
Well they won the war for us, didn't they.
No. I'll tell you who's done that for you, if you like. Me. And 'im. The common fighting man. The most long-suffering bloomin' animal in 'uman creation. Forgotten in peacetime. A 'uman target in wartime. And bewitched and bewildered all the time.
There's a Long, Long Trail a-Winding
Written by Zo Elliott
and Stoddard King See more