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The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 29 June 1945 (Mexico)
A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of ... See full summary »

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A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of loneliness than love. The romantic spirit of the cottage, however, overtakes them. They soon begin to look beautiful to each other, but no one else. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, the lovers of "Claudia". (Poster). See more »

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Drama | Romance

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29 June 1945 (Mexico)  »

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Mit den Augen der Liebe  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In 1973 it was announced that a remake would be made. According to Young the setting would be updated and Dorothy McGuire and he would be playing the parts of the housekeeper and blind pianist originally played by Mildred Natwick and Herbert Marshall. The idea fell through after McGuire watched a screening of the original at Young's invitation at the actor's home. She said that the film belonged to another period and that she did not want to go backward. See more »

Goofs

As Mr Bradford is leading Major Hillgrove to the beach, there is a scene with the dog swimming in the ocean as Laura chats with Danny, the dog brings back the stick to be thrown back into the water and he is completely dry. See more »

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Mrs. Abigail Minnett: [as aircraft bombs are heard in the distance] Maybe sooner than you think.
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Referenced in A Fine Romance: A Trip to the Dentist (1982) See more »

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Can only be described as "magical"
31 March 2003 | by (A small town in Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I've taped this movie in the black and white and the colorized version, which is no longer seen on TCM. If you want to forget your troubles in a movie and escape for a couple of hours into a "magical" time that no longer exists, watch this movie. Definitely a "chick flick", I think, but a wonderful one at that. The music is haunting, the views of the cottage and it's surroundings make you wish for a time that we can no longer go back to, a time of a simpler life, with no technology, and values were different. The story is like a fairy tale set to real life, where dreams come true in the end. I never get tired of watching it. Good acting especially by the supporting cast. Robert Young didn't look so bad even with his scars, and Dorothy McGuire fit the part. Ladies! Watch this flick if you're into old classic movies and don't mind a bit of corniness. . .


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