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The Little Hut (1957)

Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to... See full summary »

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Lady Susan Ashlow
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Sir Philip Ashlow
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Henry Brittingham-Brett
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Mario
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The Rev. Bertram Brittingham-Brett
Jean Cadell ...
Mrs. Hermione Brittingham-Brett
Jack Lambert ...
Capt. MacWalt
Henry Oscar ...
Mr. Trollope
Viola Lyel ...
Miss Edwards
Jaron Yaltan ...
Indian Gentleman
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Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to eat, they can concentrate on the love triangle between the men and the woman. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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16 August 1957 (Japan)  »

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Die kleine Hütte  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Oswald Morris says in his memoirs he was asked to be DOP. See more »

Quotes

Sir Philip Ashlow: Don't make such a fuss, old boy. Stiff upper lip.
Henry Brittingham-Brett: I didn't fall on my upper lip.
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Connections

Version of Drie in de pan (1983) See more »

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The Little Hut
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz and Marcel Stellman
Music by Peggy Cochrane
Sung by Henri Salvador (uncredited)
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Nothing in sight
22 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

André Roussin was a specialist of what the French call "Theatre de Boulevard" : plays where you find the eternal triangle:man/wife/(male or female)lover .Many of his plays gave Elvire Popesco some of her best parts on stage....and the great actress was the main reason to watch them,for Roussin is not Sacha Guitry ,by a long shot.The French audience remembers "Au Theatre Ce Soir' .

Still with me? Roussin's plays were not made to be filmed.And this one is pretty mediocre material ,even if the screenwriters call Lewis Carroll to their rescue .I like Stewart Granger and David Niven ,and Ava Gardner is eye candy .But this might be their worst film ,being crude, predictable -even the native's (Bola -Bola )intervention is ludicrous- a knockabout farce around a Menage à Trois on a desert island where Granger would be some kind of Robinson,Niven ,his Friday and Gardner his girl Friday.


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