The Demi-Paradise (1942)

Demi-Paradise
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Drama, Romance
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Laurence Olivier Actor Ivan Dimitrevitch Kouzetsoff 1 1000001
Penelope Dudley Ward Actor Ann Tisdall 1 1000002
Marjorie Fielding Actor Mrs Tisdall 1 1000003
Margaret Rutherford Actor Rowena Ventnor 1 1000004
Felix Aylmer Actor Mr Runalow 1 1000005
George Thorpe Actor Herbert Tisdall 1 1000006
Leslie Henson Actor Himself 1 1000007
Guy Middleton Actor Richard Christie 1 1000008
Michael Shepley Actor Mr Walford 1 1000009
Edie Martin Actor Miss Winnifred Tisdall--Aunt Winnie 1 1000010
Muriel Aked Actor Mrs Tisdall-Stanton 1 1000011
Jack Watling Actor Tom Sellars 1 1000012
Joyce Grenfell Actor Mrs Pawson 1 1000013
Everley Gregg Actor Mrs Flannel 1 1000014
Aubrey Mallalieu Actor Toomes, the Butler 1 1000015
Brian Nissen Actor George Tisdall 1 1000016
Johnnie Schofield Actor Ernie 1 1000017
David Kerr Actor Mr Jordan 1 1000018
Miles Malleson Actor Box Office Manager 1 1000019
Marian Spencer Actor Mrs Teddy Beckett 1 1000020
Josephine Middleton Actor Mrs Tremlow 1 1000021
Margaret Withers Actor Mrs Elliston 1 1000022
Beatrice Harrison Actor Herself 1 1000023
Wilfrid Hyde-White Actor Waiter 1 1000024
Inge Perten Actor Russian Doctor 1 1000025
Mavis Clair Actor Barmaid 1 1000026
Alexis Chesnakov Actor Russian Delegate 1 1000027
Charles Paton Actor Mr Bishop 1 1000028
John Laurie Actor British Sailor 1 1000029
John Boxer Actor British Sailor 1 1000030
George Steet Actor Heckler 1 1000031
Ben Williams Actor Heckler 1 1000032
Anthony Asquith Director n/a 2 2000001
Anatole De Grunwald Producer n/a 3 3000001
Anatole De Grunwald Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bernard Knowles Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jack Harris Editor n/a 172 7000001
Renee Woods Editor n/a 172 7000002
Nicholas Brodszky Music n/a 120781 8000001
Paul Sheriff Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Carmen Dillon Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Synopsis
Primarily structured as World War II propaganda, the film follows Russian inventor Ivan Kouzetsoff as he travels to England to introduce the British shipping industry to his new propeller blade. While abroad, Kouzetsoff falls for the socialite Anne Tisdall, shattering his conceptions about capitalist degenerates. After a lovers' quarrel, Ivan heads back to Russian only to be recalled to England a year later to smooth out imperfections in his design. His modifications prove to be unsound and he seems destined to return to the Soviet Union in disgrace until Anne convinces the local shipbuilders to work around the clock in order to realize the revolutionary propeller. After a successful launch, Ivan returns to Russia to aid the war effort, enriched by Anne's love.
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