Cottage to Let (1941)

Feature Film | Comedy-Thriller | UK | English | 1h30m
Dir: Anthony Asquith | Scr: Anatole de Grunwald & J.O.C. Orton | Play: Geoffrey Kerr | Ph: Jack Cox | Prod: Edward Black | Mus: Charles Williams | Ed: R.E. Dearing | AD: Vetchinsky | Cast: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, John Mills, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehmann, George Cole, Michael Wilding, Frank Cellier, Muriel Aked, Wally Patch

A renowned inventor, working on a potentially ground-breaking new bombsight at his overcrowded country cottage, becomes the target of a Nazi spy ring, in Asquith’s amusing, but convoluted, wartime espionage comedy. Quite who did what to whom and why is often hard to ascertain, but a wonderfully assembled cast, the hammiest death scene ever committed to celluloid, and a scene-stealing mini-George Cole ensure that it is never anything less than entertaining.