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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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Green Grow the Rushes
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Arranged by Lambert Williamson
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Since The Time of Henry III.....................
17 October 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm guessing, but I'm probably on firm ground that with the success of the Ealing Studios Whiskey Galore two years earlier, it was felt that Green Grow The Rushes with a similar subject would have a built in audience. Though Green Grow The Rushes is not quite as good as Whiskey Galore, it's certainly an amusing enough comedy about a village and the marsh territory surrounding it determined to maintain their independence and way of living even in the modern times of the post World War II United Kingdom.

One thing that Green Grow The Rushes does have is a young Richard Burton in one of his earliest screen appearances. He plays a young fisherman who has a more lucrative sideline in smuggling. In fact it's the cottage industry of this coastal town. Which is a source of some amusement to Burton when reporter Honor Blackman of the town paper acts all innocent like she doesn't know.

In fact this place has prized it's independence for several hundred years since Henry III granted them a charter of home rule way back when that sort of thing wasn't done. However three officious bureaucrats from various ministries show up with a plan for what we in America might term urban renewal and the town springs to action. Every wile and stratagem they can think of and liberal use of the home rule charter granted them thwarts these bureaucrats at every turn. It's all led by Roger Livesey who is the captain of one of the smuggling ships.

Green Grow The Rushes is a bright and amusing comedy, but I honestly don't think anyone would have predicted the enormously successful career of Richard Burton from seeing it though.


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