• The Demi-Paradise (1943)

The Demi-Paradise Poster

Release Date: 1943

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
In 1939, Russian engineer Ivan Kouznetsoff (Laurence Olivier) is in England to tout his new aeronautical design. Unfortunately, the distrustful Brits ignore Ivan's ingenuity and deride communism. Ivan's opinion of his hosts is similarly low; he feels that the British are uncultured and unkind. Ann (Penelope Ward), Ivan's landlady, is particularly wary of her foreign tenant -- that is, until the Russians and British band together against the Nazis, making Ivan a guest of honor.

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Leslie Henson, Marjorie Fielding, Margaret Rutherford, Felix Aylmer, Edie Martin, Joyce Grenfell

Director: Anthony Asquith

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: The Rank Organisation