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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

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A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.



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Credited cast:
... Juliet Ashton
... Sidney Stark
... Elizabeth McKenna
... Dawsey Adams
... Isola Pribby
... Mark Reynolds
... Amelia Maugery
... Eben Ramsey
... Charlotte Stimple
... German Officer
... Nurse
... Eli Ramsey
... Christian Hellmann
... Kit Mckenna
... Eddie Meares


A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. This book is told by way of letters and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost. Written by Cathryn McDowell

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20 April 2018 (UK)  »

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Multiple actress were considered for the lead role, including Michelle Dockery and Rebecca Ferguson. When Kenneth Branagh was attached to direct the film, Kate Winslet was cast as Juliet Ashton. However, both dropped out. Winslet was later replaced by Rosamund Pike but she also left the project after it stalled in development. Lily James was eventually cast in the role. See more »


Since 1925 Helium was available only to be used for USA military purposes, including up to, and after World War II. The movie is initially set in London 1946, and at London party event, incorrectly for the era, one of the many Helium Filled Party Balloons floats from ground level up to the ceiling. Helium provides about 93% of the lift provided by Hydrogen. You would need to be an arsonist or fire bug, to use the other lighter than air Hydrogen gas, available in London direct from your local gas company mains pipes, as the extremely flammable Water Gas, which is mostly Hydrogen gas.

Helium has been controlled, and stored, by the USA Federal Government as a strategic reserve. It was being reserved, among other things, for the US Navy's own fleet of rigid hulled airships, and later for ASW blimps both for convoy duty and shore stations. Before and during World War II, there were U.S. export restriction on Helium. There were simply political (military) reasons for not selling any Helium to Germany. Helium-filled blimps were vital to the United States in World War II, and helium is still considered a national strategic reserve material.

Amarillo USA has been called the helium capital of the world because the area is home to the Federal Helium Reserve, a vast underground storehouse operated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and was established with the enactment of the Helium Act of 1925. All commercial helium is recovered from natural gas, and first found in USA in May 1903. The USA was the world's largest helium producer, and in 2017 provided 40 percent of the world supply. In addition, the US federal government sold 30 million cubic meters from storage, operating under the authority of the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013. In 2017 other major helium producers were Algeria and Qatar. In the mid-1990s, a new plant in Arzew, Algeria, began producing helium. In 2004-2006, two additional helium plants were built, in Ras Laffan, Qatar, and in Skikda, Algeria. See more »


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Eben Ramsey: You've yet to have the full experience... potato-peel pie.
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Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
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Thoroughly enjoyable
29 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

I loved this movie. It has a great cast and a very interesting storyline. It was a good mixture of romance, history, friendships and how our life experiences shape us. I would thoroughly recommend this movie.

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