Introducing FilmStruck By Peter Becker
Two years after Vivien Leigh became an international icon by playing Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, she reunited with the British movie titan who had helped launch her career, Alexander Korda. The project was the big-budget historical romance That Hamilton Woman, in which she costarred alongside Laurence Olivier, her husband at the time. As an ambassador’s wife and a Royal Navy officer in an adulterous affair, the two generate serious chemistry in the movie, the best-loved one in which they appear together. Viewers in Silver Spring, Maryland, can catch this impressive production—which won an Oscar for its sound recording and was nominated for its cinematography, art direction, and special effects—on the big screen at the AFI Silver Theatre, where it’s playing as part of a Vivien Leigh centenary series. Watch the film’s theatrical release trailer below.