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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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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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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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They came home with the milk! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Island Rescue  »

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This film was renamed Island Rescue for its theatrical release in the USA. See more »

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Version of Venus fra Vestø (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Taking You Home Tonight?
(uncredited)
Music by Manning Sherwin
Lyrics by Tommie Connor
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Recreation of a TRUE story.Demonstrating the amazing Spirit that kept the Nazis at bay for over a year,and subsequently helped to defeat them.
5 July 2003 | by (California USA.) – See all my reviews

Who in their right minds would mount a commando raid to rescue a cow ?Only the Brits. Venus was in fact a Gurnsey Cow. A champion milk producer.And the envy of Hitler, who wanted to breed her capabilities into the Teutonic herds that he had proclaimed to be the world's best.Thus for reasons of morale the Brits mounted a commando operation to snatch Venus right from under the noses of the German occupiers of her island home. A wonderful movie Starring David Niven and Glynis Johns,recreated this exciting story of the successful operation. I was lucky enough to have seen the movie in a theatre when it first came out,at the tender age of ten .I loved it then and I loved it on late night TV 35 years later. I wish it would play again. I'd make a point of staying up to tape it. A splendid paean of praise for the indomitable Human Spirit. If it comes your way take time to enjoy.


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