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Brandy for the Parson (1952)

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A young couple get involved with a smuggler.

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Frederick Piper ...
Charles Hawtrey ...
Michael Trubshawe ...
Alfie Bass ...
Wilfrid Caithness ...
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Richard Molinas ...
Reginald Beckwith ...
Stanley Lemin ...
Arthur Wontner ...
Frank Tickle ...
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Bill Harper and Petronilla Brand are a young couple that, through a series of mishaps and accidents, get unintentionally involved in a brandy-smuggling (from France) racket. Because of an accidental sinking of Tony Rackham's boat, Bill and Patricia take him across the Channel on their boat which, to their dismay, is soon filled with several kegs of brandy. It then evolves into a series of intentional and unintentional dodges trying to evade the Customs officials. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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16 August 1952 (USA)  »

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£40,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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woeful subEaling comedy
12 January 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

It is funny how once Ealing had produced an innovative comedy lesser producers came along with an attempt to ride on their shirtails.For example Passport to Pimlico beget the far lesser Green Grow The Rushes.In this instance Whiskey Galore was clearly the inspiration.The problem is that the producers didn't have the talented casts,director or writers and so what they ended up with was a woefully unfunny production littered with eccentric actors doing eccentric things in the hope that they might just light a spark.The leading players are just not cut out for playing this type of comedy.The writers and directors have clearly felt that if they piled one unusual incident on top of another then at least some may come to life.Well they don't and the stalwart character actors can do nothing to save this leaden farce which feels as if it is twice its brief running time.


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