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Lady Susan Ashlow
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Sir Philip Ashlow
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Henry Brittingham-Brett
Walter Chiari ...
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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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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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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Version of De kleine hut (1969) 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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Ava Gardner in a grass skirt still not enough to save this

Two men and a woman are stranded on a desert island.

If they are English, there is no problem: They haven't been introduced.

If they are Spanish, there is no problem: One of the men will kill the other.

If they are Italian, there is no problem: The woman will kill one of the men.

If they are American, there is no problem: They will be too busy talking about business.

If they are French, there is no problem.

Alas for this story, the two men are English, and the woman is American, and they already knew one another well -- perhaps too well.

The story, from a French play more risqué, or even downright explicit, is reasonably plausible, by Hollywood standards, rather well acted, but so badly edited it is a crime.

There are way too many scenes that do not match: For example, from one angle, a character has his arms crossed, then the next shot shows him with his arms at his side.

"The Little Hut" is full of such bad continuity or bad editing or bad directing ... or combination thereof.

Still Ava Gardner, an enchanting and under-rated actress, in her various abbreviated costumes almost makes this worthwhile all by herself. Almost.


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