Berkeley Square (1932): Starring Leslie Howard in Oscar Nominated Performance

Frank Lloyd directed Berkeley Square, a pre-Code fantasy drama, starring Leslie Howard and Heather Angel.

The tale centers on young American Peter Standish, played by Leslie Howard (nominated for the Best Actor for a role he had played on Broadway), who’s transported back to London after the American Revolution, where he meets his ancestors.

The script was based on the play of the same name by John L. Balderston, itself loosely based on the incomplete novel The Sense of the Past by Henry James.

The film was remade in 1951 as The House in the Square (aka I’ll Never Forget You), starring Tyrone Power and Ann Blyth.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Actor: Leslie Howard

Oscar Context

The Best Actor Oscar went to Charles Laughton for “The Private Life of Henry VIII.”