Richard Barthelmess plays a shattered WWI veteran who tries to bury himself in the country. He finds unexpected love when a marriage of convenience turns into a love match, thanks to that enchanted cottage of the title.
Okay, so this is kind of a corny “mind over matter” plot but Barthelmess and leading lady May McAvoy pull it off with aplomb. The visual effects are stunning and the whole film has an ethereal quality to it. Romance done right.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Barthelmess and McAvoy discover that their transformations and happiness are all in their heads but they accept this fact and continue their romance.
If it were a dessert it would be: Spun Sugar. It’s light and airy but quite a feat to pull off.
Availability: Released on DVD.