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Bombsight Stolen (1941)

Cottage to Let (original title)
Allied spies and Nazi agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.

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Jeanne De Casalis ...
Carla Lehmann ...
Helen Barrington (as Carla Lehman)
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George Cole ...
Ronald
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Alan Trently
Frank Cellier ...
John Forest
Muriel Aked ...
Miss Fernery
Wally Patch ...
Evans
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Mrs. Trimm
Hay Petrie ...
Dr. Truscott
Catherine Lacey ...
Mrs. Stokes
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A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be unconnected with the fact that the landowner is also a key British military inventor. For a start, the butler is obviously a Scotland Yard flatfoot. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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May 1943 (USA)  »

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Bombsight Stolen  »

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(British Acoustic Film Full - Range Recording)

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George Cole's first film. See more »

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Despite being apparently unconscious, the downed parachutist can be seen helping the two boatmen pull him into the rowing boat at the start of the film. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Barrington: Ladies and gentlemen, I declare this bizarre well and truly laid.
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Overture
(uncredited)
from "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"
Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Louis Levy
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My brief review of the film
4 July 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A very brisk, lightly entertaining wartime thriller with quite an exciting ensemble cast, the film is however burdened down by a strange, ill-explained plot, which borders both on being contrived and confusing. The characters are also rather run-of-the-mill, but they do interact quite well together. The picture has some interesting ideas, some neat mirror work, and it is generally amusing stuff. Overall nothing too special or highly memorable, but it has enough mystery elements and thriller elements worked into it that it is able to provide adequate entertainment, even if it is not a perfect watch as such.


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