The Demi-Paradise | 1942
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.