The Demi-Paradise

The Demi-Paradise


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Demi-Paradise stars Laurence Olivier as a Russian inventor (accent and all). In Europe to promote his new propeller device, Olivier is put off by English customs and manners-or, rather, the lack of the latter. No one in 1939 England trusts a foreigner, least of all one of those shifty "Reds," but when Russia and England become allies against the Nazis, the previously persona non grata Olivier is welcomed with open arms. Penelope Dudley Ward co-stars as Olivier's previously suspicious landlady, who ends up falling in love with him. Demi-Paradise was made before the comic quaintness that afflicted Olivier's later performances set in, thus his Russian portrayal is straightforward and most convincing. The film was released in the US as Adventure for Two.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2015
UPC: 0644827245529
Original Release: 1943
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 28,032

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Olivier Ivan Kouznetsoff
Marjorie Fielding Mrs. Tisdall
Margaret Rutherford Rowena Ventnor
Leslie Henson Himself
Felix Aylmer Mr. Runalow
George Thorpe Herbert Tisdall
Guy Middleton Richard Christie
Michael Shepley Mr. Walford
Joyce Grenfell Sybil Paulson
Everley Gregg Mrs. Flannel
Edie Martin Miss Winnifred Tisdall, Aunt Winnie
Muriel Aked Mrs. Tisdall-Stanton
George Cole Actor
John Laurie Actor
John Boxer British Sailor
Alexis Chesnakov Russian Delegate
Aubrey Mallalieu Toomes, the Butler
Miles Malleson Box Office Manager
Josephine Middleton Mrs. Tremlow
Brian Nissen George Tisdall
Charles Paton Mr. Bishop
Johnnie Schofield Ernie
Marian Spencer Mrs. Teddy Beckett
George Street Actor
Jack Watling Tom Sellers
Ben Williams Heckler
Margaret Withers Mrs. Elliston
Penelope Dudley-Ward Ann Tisdall
David Keir Actor
Wilfrid Hyde-White Waiter

Technical Credits
Anthony Asquith Director
Nicholas Brodszky Score Composer
Anatole de Grunwald Producer,Screenwriter
Carmen Dillon Art Director
Jack Harris Editor
Herbert Smith Production Manager
Bernard Knowles Cinematographer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
George Pollock Asst. Director
Tony Sforzini Makeup
Paul Sheriff Art Director
Renee Woods Editor

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