The Demi-Paradise

Russian engineer Olivier invents a special propeller for ice-breakers and comes to England to supervise the building of a new ship in this pro-Soviet propaganda piece. A stranger in a strange land comes to understand our funny ways. Says a lot about how homefront film-makers thought Britain should be represented in 1943 - very cosy it all is, too.

By: TJ

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Cast and crew

Director: Anthony Asquith
Screenwriter: Anatole De Grunwald
Cast: Laurence Olivier
George Cole
Penelope Dudley Ward
Margaret Rutherford
Marjorie Fielding
Miles Malleson