Rent Brandy for the Parson (1952)

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1h 13min
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Synopsis:
Long Lost Comedy Classics is a collection of films from a golden age of British Cinema, remembered for timeless stars and some unique movies that have stood the test of time. So why not take a trip down memory lane and see how cinema used to be? Bill Harper (James Donald) and Petronilla Brand (Jean Lodge), a young couple on a yachting holiday together, become involved with Tony Rackham (Kenneth More), who is smuggling brandy from France to a respectable London wine merchants. Through various mishaps, Bill and Petronilla find themselves personally responsible for transporting the brandy kegs to London, whilst being pursued by Customs officials...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
John Grierson
Writers:
Geoffrey Household, Walter Meade
Studio:
Slam Dunk
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/01/2003
Run Time:
73 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W

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Gentle adventure yarn - Brandy for the Parson review by LN

Spoiler Alert
25/02/2021

From the Long Lost Comedy Classics range. Kenneth More is smuggling brandy and gets leading man James Donald and his girlfriend the feisty Jean Lodge involved by convincing them to transport him across the Channel In their sailboat. Familiar faces, Alfie Bass and a young Charles Hawtrey (pre- the Carry Ons) help out in various parts of the delivery of umpteen barrels from France.

Filmed mostly in various locations in Devon and Dorset, standing in supposedly for Kent (which looks nothing like it!). The soundtrack here is a bit muffled, couldn't make out a lot of the dialogue and there were no subtitles to help. Still, a perfectly adequate story to while away 1 1/2 hours. Cute ponies, a bunch of opportunist boy scouts and a gentleman farmer who wants "in" on the deal, add spark. Nice period piece.

The court scene is in Dorchester; the roads are marvellously empty and in 1952 they're still using identity cards!

DVD has a small stills gallery, and an Also Available feature, advertising Orders is Orders, Miss Robin Hood, Time Gentlemen Please, Make Me An Offer, The Love Match, John and Julie, and You're Only Young Twice.

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