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      The Demi-Paradise

      1943 1h 55m Romance Comedy List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings 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. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An embarrassingly dishonest and limp film. Rated: C Jun 4, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Warm hearted light comedy/drama. Perfectly enjoyable. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member a good WWII drama and early olivier film work. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Endearing Russian Engineer comes to America to meet Ship Builders with his Propeller, & puts his Foot in his Mouth often & offends people but makes friends & helps the WWII Effort.Very Cute, & great accent & acting on the part of Laurence Olivier. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member pretty good rom-com young olivier makes it worth the watch Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Anthony Asquith
      Production Co
      The Rank Organisation
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 55m