Those possessing a delicately tuned imagination will like "Berkeley Square" immensely while the common sheep will condemn the piece as decidedly fatuous. The charm of this cinema lies precisely in its dealings with the fantastic and it is this quality that makes it both extraordinary and different as movies go. In the story a young chap from the twentieth country, Leslie Howard by name, projects himself into the eighteenth century there to live over again the romance of ancestor Peter Standish and Helen Pettigrew. Complications are presented in prophetic remarks that so uncannily diagnose the future and which he so inopportunely drops along the way. Throughout, of course, there is a philosophical background which contends that eternity is one in the mind of God and that the past, present, and future ever exist there.
Leslie Howard is the same polished and svelte being though at times his interpretation of unnatural is a bit excruciating. And Heather Angel, acting for Helen Pettigrew, is both very good and very real and renders the lachrymose delicately, but yet not too heavily. All in all "Berkeley Square" is a delightful and attractive production.