Cottage To Let – Full Movie – GREAT QUALITY HD (1941)

Cottage to Let is a 1941 spy film starring Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim and John Mills. Set in World War II Scotland, its plot concerns German spies trying to kidnap an inventor.

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.

Leslie Banks as John Barrington
Alastair Sim as Charles Dimble
John Mills as Flight Lieutenant Perry
Jeanne de Casalis as Mrs. Barrington
Carla Lehmann as Helen Barrington
George Cole as Ronald
Michael Wilding as Alan Trently
Frank Cellier as Ernest Forest
Muriel Aked as Miss Fernery
Wally Patch as Evans
Muriel George as Mrs. Trimm
Hay Petrie as Dr. Truscott
Catherine Lacey as Mrs. Stokes


43 Replies to “Cottage To Let – Full Movie – GREAT QUALITY HD (1941)”

  1. The director Anthony Asquith was the son of the former Prime Minister (1908-1916) Henry Herbert Asquith. He made many films but A Cottage On Dartmoor (1929) is particularly good.

  2. Mrs Sim's books on her childhood & life with Alastair is excellent. Compare this to the modern garbage of today & see how this art form has deteriorated. All are excellent, excellent death scene & Alastair with Mrs. Trim!

  3. Continuity Trivia: Marguerite is taking off her riding gloves and in the next few frames has them on again. She appears in a dress when Ronald and Mr. Inventor are outside talking to Evans, and then she's back in her riding habit when Ronald knocks into the suit of armor.

    I love this movie, bought a copy, and have watched it countless times. In one very early "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" episode, the boys (David and Ricky) are watching tv and the dialogue, from the scene where Dimble and Marguerite are talking about her painting, is audible from their 'tv'! I thought that was a very sophisticated touch, but Ozzie was a genius. Once one has heard that scene, never forgotten.

  4. If I could love any 'actor' as a brother it would be Alastair Sim. He delivers joy in every appearance. Near the end, who knew John Mills could be such a ham!

  5. i'm glad i looked up the cast while watching it or i would never have known i was watching the a very young George Cole from the Minder show as young Ronald

  6. Really entertaining WW II spy film starring the legendary John Mills, Leslie Banks and Alastair Sim. A clever story with some great performances and a cracking finale.

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