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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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Britain and Russia before the cold war See more (10 total) »

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)
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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)
 
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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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Aspect Ratio:
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:
Prelude in C-Sharp MinorSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Britain and Russia before the cold war, 3 June 2009
Author: ksf-2 from southwest US

Almost two hours long, D.P.starts out in Russia, with some British travelers meeting with a Russian; we quickly flash back to when one of the Russians had traveled to London on business. Laurence Olivier is Ivan Kouznetskoff, who recounts his experience in Britain many years ago, both pleasant and unpleasant. British "Ann" ( Penelope Dudley ) is his new love interest, and that is an on again/off again relationship. Viewers will recognize Margaret Rutherford (plays Rowena Ventnor) - Rutherford played Agatha Christie's Jane Marple during the 1960s. Olivier's accent is iffy, but they DO capture the proud complaining that is prevalent in some Russians (as well as some Americans, some Britains...) Of course, the story takes place deep in the middle of world war II now, and also about the time of the Haye's movie production period back in the U.S., so I'm guessing some parts of the original story were left out of the film. Writer Anatole de Grunwald had actually fled Russia as a young boy with his family during the Russian Revolution, so its interesting that his main character would extol the virtues of the common worker society. Entertaining two hours, but Ivan is so cold throughout, that we don't get too drawn into the story. The second half is more about their relationship, and less about comparing Great Britain to Russia, and what a snob Ivan is.

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