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The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, 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 »

Director:

John Cromwell
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy McGuire ... Laura Pennington
Robert Young ... Oliver Bradford
Herbert Marshall ... Major John Hillgrove
Mildred Natwick ... Mrs. Abigail Minnett
Spring Byington ... Violet Price
Hillary Brooke ... Beatrice Alexander
Richard Gaines ... Frederick 'Freddy' Price
Alec Englander Alec Englander ... Danny 'Taxi' Stanton
Robert Clarke ... Marine Corporal
Eden Nicholas Eden Nicholas ... Soldier
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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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The whole town WHISPERED about these two! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1945 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Enchanted Cottage See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

May McAvoy, who appeared in the original The Enchanted Cottage (1924), attended this film's premiere, and admitted that she would have loved to have visited the set, "but I was fearful people would think I was making a bid for publicity". See more »

Goofs

When Oliver's parents are sitting w/John; the chairs change back-&-forth between each shot. See more »

Quotes

Canteen Manager: Some of those boys are really out of this world and I must say who ever designed the uniforms for this war was certainly cooking on the front burner.
[giggle]
Canteen Manager: They're just the cutest bunch of boys. I can't imagine, can you, where do they keep them between wars?
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Alternate Versions

Some prints (including the Turner Home Entertainment video release) run 78 minutes. A number of scenes in the first half of the film, including the very sad scene with Dorothy McGuire in the soldier's dance hall, are missing from this shortened version. See more »

Connections

Version of Lux Video Theatre: The Enchanted Cottage (1955) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Soothing, healing, appealing film!
31 January 2002 | by flikflakSee all my reviews

This film has the power to entertain, as well as heal. My wife and I watch it every so often, to put that sweetness back into life. What other film can do that? The acting is superb; the actors are alive with their roles. A stirring suspense abounds.


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