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Island Rescue (1951)

Appointment with Venus (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama, War | June 1952 (USA)
During WW2, British Major Valentine Moreland is tasked with rescuing a prized pedigree cow from the German-occupied Channel Island of Armorel.

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Maj. Valentine Moreland
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Nicola Fallaize
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Capt. Weiss
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Provost
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Lionel Fallaize
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Trawler Langley
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Brigadier
Jeremy Spenser ...
Georges
Patric Doonan ...
Sgt. Forbes
Martin Boddey ...
Sgt. Vogel
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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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Film debut 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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It would be perfectly ripping, old chum, if you would hop right back over there and get the cows.

"Appointment with Venus" author Jerrard Tickell, who also wrote "Odette", wrote that the germ of the idea for his novel, and delightful movie, came ten years or more in the past when he had a conversation with a Colonel "Duke" Wright in the British War Office. In 1940, Wright was O.C. at Guernsey and, with the fall of France, had the dangerous task of evacuating the garrison from the Channel Islands. After a nightmare journey, the exhausted, unshaven but triumphant Wright reported to the War Office at three in the morning that not a man had been lost. The junior officer who greeted him remarked what a pity it was that the Colonel had failed to bring any pedigreed cows with him. And added, "I suppose you couldn't go back and collect some." Tickell wrote that Colonel Wright's reply was as pungent as it was unprintable.


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