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Brandy for the Parson (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 16 August 1952 (USA)
A young couple get involved with a smuggler.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bill Harper
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Tony Rackham
Jean Lodge ...
Petronilla Brand
Frederick Piper ...
Customs Inspector
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George Crumb
Michael Trubshawe ...
Redworth
Alfie Bass ...
Dallyn
Wilfrid Caithness ...
Mr. Minch (as Wilfred Caithness)
Lionel Harris ...
Mr. Frosst
Richard Molinas ...
Massaud
Reginald Beckwith ...
Scout Master
Stanley Lemin ...
Customs Officer
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Major Glockleigh
Frank Tickle ...
Vicar
Walter Hodges ...
Admiral Bargill
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Storyline

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

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1.37 : 1
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Redworth, played by Michael Trubshawe, briefly refers to his unseen housekeeper as a "Mrs. Niven". In real life, Trubshawe was an extremely close friend of David Niven's, and the latter tried to mention Trubshawe's name in every film he appeared in (unless Trubshawe was actually in the film with him). This is a rare example of Trubshawe doing Niven the same favor. See more »

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woeful subEaling comedy
12 January 2012 | by 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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