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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.

Director:

John Eldridge

Writers:

Geoffrey Household (based on a story by), John Dighton (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 August 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Du cognac pour Monsieur le Vicaire See more »

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Budget:

£40,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Group 3 See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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woeful subEaling comedy
12 January 2012 | by malcolmgswSee 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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