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The Little Hut (1957)

Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

André Roussin (play), Nancy Mitford (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ava Gardner ... Lady Susan Ashlow
Stewart Granger ... Sir Philip Ashlow
David Niven ... Henry Brittingham-Brett
Walter Chiari ... Mario
Finlay Currie ... The Rev. Bertram Brittingham-Brett
Jean Cadell ... Mrs. Hermione Brittingham-Brett
Jack Lambert Jack Lambert ... Capt. MacWalt
Henry Oscar ... Mr. Trollope
Viola Lyel Viola Lyel ... Miss Edwards
Jaron Yaltan Jaron Yaltan ... Indian Gentleman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Wattis ... Official
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Storyline

Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to eat, they can concentrate on the love triangle between the men and the woman. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1957 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Die kleine Hütte See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

George Sanders was in the running for the Stewart Granger role. See more »

Quotes

Henry Brittingham-Brett: Susan, I'm astounded! Never in my whole life have I seen such a deplorable exhibition!
Lady Susan Ashlow: Well, of all the ingratitudes!
Sir Philip Ashlow: Ingratitude!
Lady Susan Ashlow: Well, I had to do something to save your lives.
Sir Philip Ashlow: That was no reason for you to bow and scrap and curtsy in that humiliating fashion!
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Connections

Version of La petite hutte (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The Little Hut
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz and Marcel Stellman
Music by Peggy Cochrane
Sung by Henri Salvador (uncredited)
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Enjoyable comedy, and quite racy for its time
6 May 2018 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

"The Little Hut" comes from a period in time when the almighty Production Code had began to loosen up. So a rather provocative menage-a-trois comedy (with two of the participants married to each other) was actually permissible. Despite the desert island setting, the film betrays its stage origins. But the hot (and frequently wet) Ava Gardner is the perfect woman to be shipwrecked on an island with, and Stewart Granger & David Niven, while maintaining their gentlemanly exterior, prove adept at slapstick comedy. **1/2 out of 4.


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