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The Demi-Paradise Details

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stars Laurence Olivier as a Russian inventor (accent and all). In Europe to promote his new propeller device, Olivier is put off by English customs and manners-or, rather, the lack of the latter. No one in 1939 England trusts a foreigner, least of all one of those shifty "Reds", but when Russia and England become allies against the Nazis, the previously persona non grata Olivier is welcomed with open arms. Penelope Dudley Ward co-stars as Olivier's previously suspicious landlady, who ends up falling in love with him. was made before the comic quaintness that afflicted Olivier's later performances set in, thus his Russian portrayal is straightforward and most convincing. The film was released in the US as Adventure for Two. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Laurence Olivier
as Ivan Kouznetsoff
Marjorie Fielding
as Mrs. Tisdall
Margaret Rutherford
as Rowena Ventnor
Felix Aylmer
as Mr. Runalow
George Thorpe
as Herbert Tisdall
Guy Middleton
as Richard Christie
Michael Shepley
as Mr. Walford
Joyce Grenfell
as Sybil Paulson
Everley Gregg
as Mrs. Flannel
George Cole
John Boxer
as British Sailor
Alexis Chesnakov
as Russian Delegate
Aubrey Mallalieu
as Toomes, the Butler
Miles Malleson
as Box Office Manager
Josephine Middleton
as Mrs. Tremlow
Charles Paton
as Mr. Bishop
Johnnie Schofield
as Ernie
Marian Spencer
as Mrs. Teddy Beckett
Jack Watling
as Tom Sellers
Ben Williams
as Heckler
Margaret Withers
as Mrs. Elliston
Penelope Dudley-Ward
as Ann Tisdall
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Waiter
Miles Malleson
as Box Office Manager
Aubrey Mallalieu
as Toomes, the Butler
Ben Williams
as Heckler
Charles Paton
as Mr. Bishop
Alexis Chesnakov
as Russian Delegate
Penelope Dudley-Ward
as Ann Tisdall
Margaret Withers
as Mrs. Elliston
Marian Spencer
as Mrs. Teddy Beckett
Jack Watling
as Tom Sellers
John Boxer
as British Sailor
Johnnie Schofield
as Ernie
Josephine Middleton
as Mrs. Tremlow

Crew

Anthony Asquith
Director
Anatole de Grunwald
Producer
Anatole de Grunwald
Screenwriter
Bernard Knowles
Cinematographer
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nicholas Brodszky
Composer (Music Score)
Renee Woods
Editor
Jack Harris
Editor
Carmen Dillon
Art Director
Paul Sheriff
Art Director
Tony Sforzini
Makeup
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