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Green Grow the Rushes (1951)

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A group of enterprising smugglers make use of an ancient charter to smuggle brandy into the southern coast of England. When their ship is seized it looks like they are in trouble until the ... See full summary »

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Capt. Cedric Biddle
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Meg Cuffley
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Robert 'Bob' Hammond
Frederick Leister ...
Col. Gill
John Salew ...
Herbert Finch
Colin Gordon ...
Roderick Fisherwick
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Eliot Makeham ...
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Vida Hope ...
Polly Bainbridge
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A group of enterprising smugglers make use of an ancient charter to smuggle brandy into the southern coast of England. When their ship is seized it looks like they are in trouble until the Customs Officers try & find out where the brandy went. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Hilarious!
26 February 2011 | by (The House of Good Schlock) – See all my reviews

British comedy about a marsh community with a little secret. Some government snooties bounce into town to boss folks around, but the joke is on them. The entire community is involved with booze smuggling, and they're not about to give it up. Richard Burton and Honor Blackman are among the cast. Favorite part: the fate of the little clipper ship full of booze as it encounters a dangerous storm. What does the crew do when faced with being discovered with contraband? They drink it...and wreck the ship. The next morning the ship has been lifted over the sea wall into a farmer's meadow. A movie that makes me smile every time I think of it.


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