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20 December 1943 (UK) See more »
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Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Laurence Olivier ... Ivan Kouznetsoff
Penelope Dudley-Ward ... Ann Tisdall (as Penelope Ward)
Marjorie Fielding ... Mrs. Tisdall
Margaret Rutherford ... Rowena Ventnor
Felix Aylmer ... Mr. Runalow
George Thorpe ... Herbert Tisdall
Leslie Henson ... Himself
Guy Middleton ... Dick Christian

Michael Shepley ... Mr. Walford
Edie Martin ... Miss Winifred Tisdall
Muriel Aked ... Mrs. Tisdall-Stanton
Joyce Grenfell ... Sybil Paulson
Everley Gregg ... Mrs. Flannel
Jack Watling ... Tom
David Keir ... Jordan
Miles Malleson ... Theatre Cashier
Aubrey Mallalieu ... Toomes, the Butler

John Laurie ... Wounded Sailor
Brian Nissen ... George Tisdall
John Boxer ... British Sailor
Johnnie Schofield ... Ernie (as John Schofield)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Ault ... Mrs. Jones (uncredited)
Alexis Chesnakov ... Russian Delegate (uncredited)
Mavis Clair ... Barmaid (uncredited)
George Cole ... Percy (uncredited)
Harry Fowler ... Small Boy (An Evacuee) (uncredited)
Beatrice Harrison ... Herself (uncredited)
Gladys Henson ... Mrs. Frost (uncredited)

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Niall MacGinnis ... Man on ship-dedication stand (uncredited)
Josephine Middleton ... Mrs. Tremlow (uncredited)
Charles Paton ... Mr. Bishop (uncredited)
Marian Spencer ... Mrs. Teddy Beckett (uncredited)
George Street ... Heckler (uncredited)
Jack Vyvian ... Orator In Hyde Park (uncredited)
Ben Williams ... Heckler (uncredited)
Ian Wilson ... Army Bandmaster (uncredited)
Margaret Withers ... Mrs. Elliston (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Asquith 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anatole de Grunwald  (as Anatole De Grunwald)

Produced by
Anatole de Grunwald .... producer (as Anatole De Grunwald)
Filippo Del Giudice .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nicholas Brodszky 
 
Cinematography by
Bernard Knowles 
 
Film Editing by
Renee Woods 
 
Art Direction by
Carmen Dillon 
Paul Sheriff (supervising art director)
 
Costume Design by
Charles Creed (uncredited)
Norman Hartnell (uncredited)
Molyneux (uncredited)
Digby Morton (uncredited)
Bianca Mosca (uncredited)
Peter Russell (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Tony Sforzini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Herbert Smith .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Pollock .... assistant director
Denis O'Dell .... assistant director (uncredited)
Norman Spencer .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William Bowden .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cook .... sound recordist (as J.C. Cook)
Desmond Dew .... sound recordist
Harry Miller .... sound editor
Roy Day .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Percy Dayton .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
W. Percy Day .... matte painter (uncredited)
Charles Staffell .... back projection (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek V. Browne .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Cyril J. Knowles .... camera operator (uncredited)
Norman Warwick .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jack Harris .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
James Turner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
James Turner .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gordon Parry .... assistant to producer
Joan Barry .... continuity (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Demi-Paradise" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
114 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Roland Culver was cut out of this filmSee more »
Soundtrack:
Hold Your Hand Out, You Naughty BoySee more »

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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A British take on "Ninotchka"?, 31 May 2009
Author: mbrachman from United States

This delightful romantic comedy has a situation similar to "Ninotchka" from several years earlier, but with the genders reversed: Loyal but somewhat naive Soviet apparatchik visits a Western capitalist country on serious business, is squired through the strange ways of his/her host nation by a light-hearted but likable native toward whom he/she develops romantic feelings, and alters his/her views on Soviet/West differences. Garbo and Douglas were incomparable in "Ninotchka," but Olivier, in an offbeat role for him, and Dudley Ward hold their own in this comic exploration of people's preconceived ideas about one another (the Russian assumes all English businessmen are "exploiters," the English boarders at a rooming house won't eat at the table with "one of them (a Russian communist)." Definitely worth seeing.

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