Brandy for the Parson

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): John Eldridge
Production: MGM
75 min

all right / yes yeah I picked these up

ashore damn good hey we thought might

find a boat from the contraband liquor

well if you don't take over the lobsters

are going crank up the engine I think of

where is the cargo oh well I'm a

favorite have to figure it out later

now look here oh don't you copy

oh we don't need to hang around them I

did on the company I think of it a wine


So much for camping I think I'll go take

a look at something

oh no I'll go I know ready that's like

oh boy

shall I Drive a little bit don't take

the helmet.

I mean again I'm just I reckon if the

hell should say hey cowboy I told you we

had to pick it up later yeah give us a

hand what's in this thing I'm rather

afraid it's Brenda Brenda what about you

look you're not bringing that stuff

aboard my ship oh cool did you think my.

Berto jams or what else could I do

well you might have had the distance in

his head what the job was well I didn't

want to get you involved involved I only

went into the place and paid over the

money myself

yes I met I always bother rottens in

anyway all you got to do now is to get

me back to England then you'll be shot

of the whole thing what about the

customs here son oh I've got all that

tape we can slip in easily before

they're out of bed they'll never get it

and it'll still be dark

surely you can get it up the creek

without using your engine not inside

that boy shows it's very muddy of course

but how exactly what we'd be smugglers

mm-hmm I'll go and get her underway


22nd that's it start fighting we're

making yesterday novotn England home

and something to eat something to

declare if I have any sense you're still

lying about the customs oh boy don't

give him a single thought



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John Dighton

John Dighton (1909 – 1989) was a British playwright and screenwriter. Dighton wrote for the stage until 1936, when he made the transition to films. His output during the 1940s included comedian Will Hay's last starring features, and several George Formby films as well as the 1947 adaptation of Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby, and the 1943 war movie Undercover starring John Clements and Michael Wilding. Employed by Ealing Studios, he collaborated on the screenplays of such celebrated comedies as Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and The Man in the White Suit (1952), sharing an Academy Award nomination for the latter. He gained a second nomination for the American-financed Roman Holiday (1953). Two of his more popular stage plays, The Happiest Days of Your Life and Who Goes There! (known as The Passionate Sentry in the USA), were successfully adapted for the screen by Dighton himself, the former in collaboration with Frank Launder. His final screen credit was his adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple, penned in collaboration with Roland Kibbee. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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