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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
Geoffrey Keen ...
Spencer Prudhoe
Cyril Smith ...
Hubert Hewitt
Eliot Makeham ...
James Urquhart
Jack McNaughton ...
Bailiff Sgt. Edgar Rigby
Vida Hope ...
Polly Bainbridge
Russell Waters ...
Joseph Bainbridge (farmer)
Archie Duncan ...
Constable Pettigrew
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Tom Cuffley
Gilbert Davis ...
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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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6 November 1951 (UK)  »

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Brandy Ashore  »

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The Joy-Wheel
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Music by E. Sutton
Arranged by Lambert Williamson
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Does anyone know how this song relates to the movie?
6 July 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Is there any documentation on the story of this movie. In other words, how does this derive from the 18th-century English folk song "Green Grow the Rushes" (?) Those words are sung in the second line of each verse. The first verse is, I'll sing you one O. Green grow the rushes O. and so on until the song reaches I'll sing you twelve O... it's a counting song, similar to "The Twelve Days of Christmas." In Kent, the movie's setting, some of the locals are "Lily White," though no reason is given by the movie as to how anyone earns that designation. In the song, each verse (after the first) has the line, "Two, two, the lily-white boys, clothed all in green O." But the original meaning of that is now a matter of speculation.


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