Cottage to Let (1941)

Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim and John Mills star in this comic thriller adapted from a stage hit.

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Initially a 1940 stage hit, this delightful, constantly surprising gem of a comedy-thriller was adapted for the cinema in 1941. It retains some of the brilliant original cast, including Alastair Sim and cheeky cockney teen George Cole.

The drama unfolds on a Scottish estate, home to a genius inventor working on classified military projects... which are of interest to Nazi spies.

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