Cottage to Let

Cottage to Let

Leslie Banks
Director: Anthony Asquith Cast: Leslie Banks
Leslie Banks
, Jeanne de Casalis
Jeanne de Casalis
, Carla Lehmann
Carla Lehmann
Anthony Asquith


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Cottage to Let is a taut British wartime spy thriller, laced with moments of genuinely hilarious comedy. The "maguffin" in this instance is a revolutionary new bombsight, designed by inventor John Barrington (Leslie Banks). A group of Nazi spies intend to steal the blueprints for the invention (hence the film's alternate title Bombsight Stolen), and to that end dispatch one of their top agents (John Mills), who parachutes into the story posing as wounded RAF pilot Lt. Perry. Hailed as a war hero by the gullible locals, Perry rents a cottage from the unsuspecting Barrington and his wife (Jeanne de Casalis). The treacherous Nazi meets his match in the unlikely form of oafish Charles Dimble (Alastair Sim), who turns out to be a British undercover agent.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2015
UPC: 0644827428724
Original Release: 1941
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 19,986

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Banks John Barrington
Jeanne de Casalis Mrs. Barrington
Carla Lehmann Helen Barrington
Alastair Sim Charles Dimble
John Mills Lt. George Perrey
George Cole Ronald Mittsby
Michael Wilding Alan Trentley
Frank Cellier John Forrest
Muriel Aked Miss Fernery
Wally Patch Evans
Hay Petrie Dr. Truscott
Muriel George Mrs. Trimm
Catherine Lacey Mrs. Stokes

Technical Credits
Anthony Asquith Director
Edward Black Producer
Jack Cox Cinematographer
Anatole de Grunwald Screenwriter
Geoffrey Kerr Screenwriter
Louis Levy Score Composer
J.O.C. Orton Screenwriter

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