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The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 29 June 1945 (Mexico)
A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of ... See full summary »

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John Cromwell
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy McGuire ... Laura Pennington
Robert Young ... Oliver Bradford
Herbert Marshall ... Major John Hillgrove
Mildred Natwick ... Mrs. Abigail Minnett
Spring Byington ... Violet Price
Hillary Brooke ... Beatrice Alexander
Richard Gaines ... Frederick 'Freddy' Price
Alec Englander Alec Englander ... Danny 'Taxi' Stanton
Robert Clarke ... Marine Corporal
Eden Nicholas Eden Nicholas ... Soldier
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Storyline

A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of loneliness than love. The romantic spirit of the cottage, however, overtakes them. They soon begin to look beautiful to each other, but no one else. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, the lovers of "Claudia". (Poster). See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1945 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Enchanted Cottage See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1973 it was announced that a remake would be made. According to Young the setting would be updated and Dorothy McGuire and he would be playing the parts of the housekeeper and blind pianist originally played by Mildred Natwick and Herbert Marshall. The idea fell through after McGuire watched a screening of the original at Young's invitation at the actor's home. She said that the film belonged to another period and that she did not want to go backward. See more »

Goofs

As Mr Bradford is leading Major Hillgrove to the beach, there is a scene with the dog swimming in the ocean as Laura chats with Danny, the dog brings back the stick to be thrown back into the water and he is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Abigail Minnett: [as aircraft bombs are heard in the distance] Maybe sooner than you think.
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Alternate Versions

Some prints (including the Turner Home Entertainment video release) run 78 minutes. A number of scenes in the first half of the film, including the very sad scene with Dorothy McGuire in the soldier's dance hall, are missing from this shortened version. See more »

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User Reviews

We loved the movie so much, we named our home after the title
3 January 2000 | by cox-1See all my reviews

My wife and I had seen this wonderful,hopeful romantic film, long ago.When we retired to the Ocean Shore, we built our dream cottage. All who visit have remarked on the feeling they get when they enter our home. We christened it The Enchanted Cottage and had that name carved across our mantle.We love to tell the story behind the name and even have a copy of the Movie to share with others as the video is no longer available.Our friends are charmed by the premise, and share our feeling about this absolute gem of a movie.


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