O'Sullivan, Taylor, and Leigh

Haven’t written in awhile, but I wanted to write a little today about a delightful film, A Yank at Oxford. This 1938 film stars Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore, Vivien Leigh, and Maureen O’Sullivan.

Lee Sheridan (Taylor) is a well known local athlete whose overly proud father (Barrymore) sends him to Oxford to study journalism.

Sheridan doesn’t receive the welcome he expects, but through his outgoing personality, does eventually make friends. Soon, Oxford students, and one woman in particular,  is won over by Sheridan. He leads the track and rowing teams to victory as well.

I enjoyed this film, especially Taylor’s performance of the brash young American.

Vivien Leigh is also great in the film just before Gone With the Wind. In my opinion, her character is similar to Scarlett O’Hara and Leigh of course does a great job in both roles.

Side note: Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor also star in another great film, Waterloo Bridge. Haven’t seen it in awhile, but I remember it being a great story.

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