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André Roussin (play)
Nancy Mitford (adaptation)
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Release Date:
16 August 1957 (Japan) See more »
Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ava Gardner ... Lady Susan Ashlow

Stewart Granger ... Sir Philip Ashlow

David Niven ... Henry Brittingham-Brett

Walter Chiari ... Mario

Finlay Currie ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Wattis ... Official

Directed by
Mark Robson 
Writing credits
André Roussin (play)

Nancy Mitford (adaptation)

F. Hugh Herbert 

Carles Soldevila  play (uncredited)
Carles Soldevila  story (uncredited)

Produced by
F. Hugh Herbert .... producer
Mark Robson .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Farnon (music score)
Cinematography by
Freddie Young  (as F.A. Young)
Film Editing by
Ernest Walter 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Elliot Scott 
Makeup Department
Cesare Gambarelli .... makeup artist
Riccardo Spinaci .... hair stylist
Mario Van Riel .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Middlemas .... first assistant director
Robert Porter .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Charlie Parfitt .... props (uncredited)
Italo Tomassi .... manager of art department (uncredited)
Sound Department
R. Cavazutti .... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins .... recording supervisor
Peter Davies .... post-synchronisation (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tom Howard .... photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Walker .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christian Dior .... costumes execution: Miss Gardner
Music Department
Robert Farnon .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Angela Allen .... continuity
Robert Porter .... stand-in: Stewart Granger (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
90 min | USA:78 min | USA:90 min (TCM print)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

George Sanders was in the running for the Stewart Granger role.See more »
Lady Susan Ashlow:Any man that tells the world that his wife is incapable of having a lover deserves to suffer.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Drie in de pan (1983) (TV)See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
An amusing and naughty romantic comedy, 26 August 2006
Author: jlgraves-1 from Canada

With a deliciously naughty premise for the genre, Little Hut carefully walks the line between teasing and tempting, with witty dialogue and an excellent cast. David Niven gives a superb performance opposite the stunning Ava Gardner, as the neurotic Englishman Henry Brittingham-Brett. The pair attempts to navigate the dangerous and sultry waters of unrequited love, while remaining firmly within the bounds of high society. The dialogue is witty, the situation drole, and the chemistry between the two leads superb - an excellent start.

Unfortunately, Stewart Granger's character never really becomes convincing, and acts more as a prop to back-up the action between the two leads. It's a pity, since when the script gives him a chance, he is easily their comedic equal. However, the script never really does - and, once the central premise is revealed, it quickly loses its way, becoming plodding and tiresome with only the two leads to rely on. The film is partially saved at the last minute, with Walter Chiari's highly amusing - and savage - performance. The dynamic he adds re-invigorates the play's sense of wit and naughtiness, just in time for the curtain to fall.

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