The Demi-Paradise (1943)

Penelope Dudley-Ward and Laurence Olivier star in this mix of propaganda and romantic comedy.

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  • Adventure for Two Alternative

Introduction

Penelope Dudley-Ward lights up the screen as a spirited industrialist’s daughter who educates a Russian engineer (Olivier) on the mysteries and charms of the English psyche and class system before and after the outbreak of the war.

A thinly disguised propaganda film to promote better relations with the Soviets, this is also a genuinely funny romantic comedy.

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