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The Little Hut (1957)

When shipwrecked on a deserted island, best friends Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett compete against each other for the affections of the only woman available, Philip Ashlow's neglected wife, Susan.

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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Funny things go on in The Little Hut

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1957 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Die kleine Hütte See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$1,662,000 (estimated)
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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

Oswald Morris says in his memoirs he was asked to be DOP. See more »

Quotes

Lady Susan Ashlow: Oh, darling cuddly bumps! You must be absolutely thrilled to death!
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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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a laugh riot
31 May 2002 | by jolter41See all my reviews

i saw this film"way back when" in '57 and my date & i were helpless laughing at it. i know it was panned even back then, both as a b'way show and later as a flick. stewart granger plays a totally naive tennis nut with a beautiful wife, ava gardner. he is totally oblivious to his pal, david niven's overt courting of gardner. one scene has niven & gardner playing a game and, at the game's end, they engage in a passionate kiss. the naive granger passes it off as "good, clean fun". he just can't see pal niven for what he's up to. another scene has the three at a table on the island they were stranded on, with granger again in total oblivion to gardner & niven playing tangle toes and trading double entendres at each other. granger finally wakes up and tries to win wife's attentions back. this picture is really worth seeing, in my book.


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