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      Cottage to Let

      1941 1h 30m Mystery & Thriller Comedy War List
      Reviews 59% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In 1941, 15-year-old Londoner Ronald Mittsby (George Cole) evacuates to a small Scottish village and is placed in the home of inventor John Barrington (Leslie Banks) and his eccentric wife. The nosy Ronald discovers that John is working on a secret weapon. With the arrival of wounded but ominous RAF pilot George Perry (John Mills), quirky boarder Charles Dimble (Alastair Sim) and John's distracted assistant, Ronald is certain that he has uncovered a dastardly spy plot. Read More Read Less

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      MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin The film is bound to be immensely popular; it is topical and interest is maintained through-out, nor is the humour in which it abounds allowed to delay the action. Jan 29, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      David Brilliantly written and astonishingly well acted. Loved every minute. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/26/23 Full Review martin a This is a great film, with an outstanding cast and story, however with such a serious theme some of the over-the-top campness is annoying, It is great to see John Mills playing a bad guy, also Alistaire Simm is fantastic as the undercover agent. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review bill t First off, posted the poster on my fb wall, and I had at least two people thought it said "cottage toilet'. Anyways, not a bad spy thriller here. I was actually surprised, because for the first half at least, it plays off as a british comedy, but with characters you're not too sure which way they're going to go. But if you're smart you'll find out soon enough. And once thats done, it starts getting more interesting, with a character turn that's quite well done. The character just TURNS, and is quite vicious! I was quite surprised. The ending ending is a bit melodramatic, but ah, what can you do. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Shady goings on in a Scottish cottage--A rather brilliant wartime adventure mystery with Alastair Sim & John Mills!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Nazi spies, London schoolboys, mad inventors, pretty girls, injured airmen, sinister strangers - they all meet in this charming film set in wartime Scotland. Interestingly it appears to have been George Cole's first film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable spy-caper comedy with a very young George Cole Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In 1941, 15-year-old Londoner Ronald Mittsby (George Cole) evacuates to a small Scottish village and is placed in the home of inventor John Barrington (Leslie Banks) and his eccentric wife. The nosy Ronald discovers that John is working on a secret weapon. With the arrival of wounded but ominous RAF pilot George Perry (John Mills), quirky boarder Charles Dimble (Alastair Sim) and John's distracted assistant, Ronald is certain that he has uncovered a dastardly spy plot.
      Director
      Anthony Asquith
      Screenwriter
      Anatole de Grunwald, J.O.C. Orton
      Production Co
      Gainsborough Pictures
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Comedy, War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 23, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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