You will not think about it tomorrow.
Mark your calendars now.
The Cohen Film Collection is marking the 100th anniversary of two-time Oscar winner Vivien Leigh's birth with a sterling set containing four of her best-loved early films. The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection gathers the key films Leigh made in England that helped lead David O. Selznick to reward her with the most coveted role in movie history: Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind. The collection comes to bonus-filled Blu-ray and DVD on November 19, 2013.
All four films have been fully restored and digitally remastered in collaboration with the British Film Institute. This release marks the first time these landmark films starring the legendary A Streetcar Named Desire actress have been released on Blu-ray in the U.S.
The films in the collection are:
Fire Over England (1937) In just her second major role (following Gentlemen's Agreement, considered a lost film), Leigh plays Cynthia, a young lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth I (Flora Robson) who catches the eye of English spy Michael Ingolby, played by Leigh's future husband Laurence Olivier.
Dark Journey (1937) In this romantic thriller, Leigh stars as Madeleine Goddard, a Frenchwoman living in neutral Sweden during World War I. Madeleine decides to join the war effort and volunteers as a spy. She's assigned to get close to a German officer, played by Conrad Veidt, the future Major Strasser of Casablanca.
Storm in a Teacup (1937) Frank Burdon (Rex Harrison is a new reporter on a small Scottish newspaper who is assigned to do a story on local politician William Gow---and promptly falls in love Gow's daughter, Vickie (Leigh).
St. Martin's Lane (1938) Charles Staggers (Charles Laughton), a street performer who recites dramatic monologues, spots a young pickpocket, Libby (Leigh), plying her trade; after noticing her musical talents, he brings her into his act. This comedy was released in the U.S. with the title Sidewalks of London.
The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection includes a bonus featurette with Leigh biographer Anne Edwards, a 16-page booklet with a new essay by Leigh biographer Kendra Bean, and original theatrical trailers.