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(1941) Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, John Mills, Carla Lehmann, Jeanne De Casalis. Inside a wartime cottage in Scotland is a no-nonsense scientist who is developing a new bombsight for the British military.

Starring:
Leslie Banks, Jeanne De Casalis
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

Cottage to Let

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Genres Military & War, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy
Director Anthony Asquith
Starring Leslie Banks, Jeanne De Casalis
Supporting actors Carla Lehmann, Alastair Sim, John Mills, George Cole, Michael Wilding, Frank Cellier, Muriel Aked, Wally Patch, Muriel George, Hay Petrie, Catherine Lacey, Annie Esmond, Peter Gawthorne, Arthur Hambling, Roddy Hughes, Sydney King, Brefni O'Rorke, Charles Rolfe
Studio Sinister Cinema
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. O. DeRiemer on March 3, 2007
Format: VHS Tape
Wordy? A little. But this British home-front spy mystery from 1941 is also fine entertainment, reasonably exciting and features two first-rate performances by Alastair Sim as the suspicious Charles Dimble and 16-year-old George Cole as the 15-year-old London kid, Ronald, resourceful and energetic. Ronald thinks Sherlock Holmes is "the greatest man whatever lived" and is pretty good at deducing things. Bear in mind that Sim and his wife took Cole into their household when he was a boy and became Cole's foster parents. Sim saw to Cole's education. When Cole wanted to become an actor like Sim, Sim also saw to Cole's training. They appeared together in more than a dozen movies, not as a team but as two skilled comic actors.

John Barrington (Leslie Banks) is a brilliant, eccentric British inventor. He works at his grand manor house in Scotland and has almost developed a revolutionary bomb sight. The Nazis want his secrets, preferably with Barrington as well. Barrington has a flighty, well-meaning wife (at one point she kindly tells Ronald, who has nearly destroyed a suit of armor, "Never mind, never mind. Just forget what a nuisance you are.") and a good-looking daughter. He also has an assistant who longs for the daughter. Suddenly the cottage on their grounds, which had been up for rent, is taken over as a military hospital. In it goes Flight Lieutenant Perry (John Mills), a Spitfire pilot who had to bail out and landed in a nearby loch with a bad arm. Then there's Dimble, who says he had arranged to rent the cottage and now has nowhere to stay. He's put up in a room next to Perry. There's young, confident Ronald, sent up from London because of the blitz and lodged in the manor house.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wisdomstar on December 12, 2013
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Fans of Foyle's war might want to take a look at a WWII home-front story made during tne war in 1941 in England. A mix of a child refugee, a shot down pilot, a home-front bazaar and a mad inventor of war machinery, agents and spies, Scotland yard and the military all combine in a very English sort of story with humor, romance and mystery all rolled into one. This edition is remastered, an added plus. Actors are a roll call of the best of the English 30's and 40's: Alistair Sim, John MIlls (Haley MIlls father), a young Michael Wilding, and Leslie Banks of the original Hitchcock MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH fame.
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By Jenny Smith on January 26, 2014
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Again well acted and good fun. Alistair again. George Cole as a boy!!! John Mills very young. Good watching if you like oldies. Good plot.
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By Waldude on September 7, 2013
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I like the spy mistery movie with all the twist and turns it took. I picked the wrong guys for the villians till late in the movie.
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By JW on June 14, 2013
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There are twists and turns through out the movie that keep the viewr guessing who "the bad guy" is. A good WWII thriller.
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