Gentle adventure yarn
- Brandy for the Parson review by LN
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.
0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.