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Island Rescue (1951)
"Appointment with Venus" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | War  -  June 1952 (USA)
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At the outbreak of WWII the British realise they can't prevent the invasion of the Channel Islands. However, someone realises that a prize cow is on the islands and the Nazis mustn't get ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. Valentine Moreland
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Nicola Fallaize
George Coulouris ...
Capt. Weiss
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Provost
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Lionel Fallaize
Noel Purcell ...
Trawler Langley
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Brigadier
Jeremy Spenser ...
Georges
Patric Doonan ...
Sgt. Forbes
Martin Boddey ...
Sgt. Vogel
John Horsley ...
Naval Officer Kent
George Benson ...
Senior clerk
Richard Wattis ...
Carruthers (higher executive)
David Horne ...
Magistrate
Geoffrey Sumner ...
Major, Vet. Corps
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At the outbreak of WWII the British realise they can't prevent the invasion of the Channel Islands. However, someone realises that a prize cow is on the islands and the Nazis mustn't get hold of her. This is the intrepid story of the cow-napping from under the noses of the Nazis. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The first film of Terence Longdon. See more »

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Version of Venus fra Vestø (1962) See more »

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Who's Taking You Home Tonight?
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Music by Manning Sherwin
Lyrics by Tommie Connor
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A charming and enjoyable film
24 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The British garrison has been evacuated from the Channel Islands and soon after the Germans occupy the islands. The British send a very small expedition force to attempt to transport back to Britain a prize Guernsey cow named Venus. The Nazi commandant of the island recognizes the breeding value of this cow makes plans to have her shipped to Germany. The key members of the rescue team are Glynis Johns and David Niven - two actors who never disappoint. The commandant is a sympathetic character who treats the islanders with great respect. It's all rather bucolic and pleasant with just one nasty Nazi soldier who provides the tension to the story. It's a charming and engaging movie set in a fascinating locale and a reminder of a perhaps little remembered fact of this German occupation. The print I saw of this was great and I'll be watching this movie again.


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