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The Enchanted Cottage Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Young, Dorothy Maguire

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   This women's weepie is about the power of love.
   The central character is a plain but kind-hearted woman, Laura Pennington, who works as a housekeeper at a cottage in Cornwall. There she meets Oliver Bradford, a former World War II pilot. Before the war, Oliver was a strapping, handsome man who was engaged to be married. In fact, he and his fiancee were supposed to move to the cottage after the wedding. However, Oliver returned from battle both physically and psychologically scarred, and he has retreated to the cottage by himself, bitter over his disfigurement.
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    Still, Laura falls for Oliver, and Oliver, in an effort to stay away from his insensitive family and former fiancee, asks Laura to marry him. At first, theirs is a marriage of convenience, but soon they begin to see each other as beautiful and unflawed, which they both attribute to a magical aura exuded by the cottage.   

The review of this Movie prepared by Elana Starr



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   conduct in war War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability Kind of conflict:    -   war, WW II Lover is...    -   physically ill or deformed

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

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