Green Grow the Rushes

Synopsis: A group of enterprising smugglers make use of an ancient charter to smuggle brandy into the southern coast of England. When their ship is seized it looks like they are in trouble until the Customs Officers try & find out where the brandy went.
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Director(s): Derek N. Twist
Production: Criterion Collection
77 min







There we are gentlemen here is our

territory 43,000 acres a vendetta

dommage and as you observe scarcely a

solitary acre of it under the plow quite

disgraceful where's this place Totten I

were supposed to be making wrong that

must be the church way over there in the

trees oughtn't we to consult the County.

Agricultural exec first after all we are

butting in on their job aren't where

unfortunately Fisher wick these masked

people refuse to recognize any authority

they claim to have some ridiculous.

Charter from some old King granting of.

Independence I believe that's correct

brother any other third to be precise of

course it has no legal meaning these

days the ministry is the supreme

authority here as everything else

nevertheless they persist with an

idiotic Charter they call the

corporation of the liberty of and editor.

March I think it might be tactful to

approach them in the first instance

trying to our fan depends on no sense of

humor as the basis for local page and

possibly but it interferes of the

property Kannamma negra cultural develop

of the country has occurred to you Finch

that in spite of the deplorable state of

their agriculture there are a number of

very prosperous looking residences in

these parts really could've battled all

the smuggling days no doubts precisely

it's very romantic

what are we contact first the chairman

of the corporation of the Liberty good

morning my man good bordick so we're

from the Ministry of Agriculture perhaps

you can help us I'm Customs and Excise

myself board of trade excellent and I'm

sure you can help us we want to know the

name of the chairman of the corporation

of the dippity of a tender demas.

Oh in you mean D but seven you mean.

Colonel Gill we must promise made this


cream scoop from the seams page then put

up a wall to keep the seal took a devil

of a lot of work and money and

generations of fellows that's nothing to

laugh at

oh I'm not laughing it's just the way my

face with me

everybody thinks that Oh let's... we the

king gave us our charter let us off a

few taxes allowed us to appoint our own

justices and so forth and that's why

it's called the Liberty and now these

white old Johnny's are going to tell us

how to family tell them you know there's

little point in my giving you an

interview young woman if you don't

trouble to write it down

I'm so sorry my leg upset you no no not

talk keep me need to oil it always

forget it amuses you doesn't it

how long have you been a reporter Oh

ages oh yeah how do you get on the.

Tomcats Lear the other time pretty well

he's my father

what hmm well well so your makeup thing

well you know I thought I knew your face

where have you been all these years.

Oh getting educated in Scotland merci

they wouldn't let me come home during

the war

great grown-up angel be getting married

mixing you know well that's the general

idea here.

Oh Oh plenty of time here why not not

why not indeed oh why not me please

well I think there's too much difference

in our ages

oh very true if I were only a few years


well what about young Sam ever odd too


what's the hold hands all the time I

can't be bothered you seem to be to be

unhealthily discriminating my dear oh I

hate missing about I won't get married

well haven't we better get on with this


yeah well what ball you want to know

well what's your plan of campaign if I

catch one of these mini Street beggars

this side of belly got I'll run him in.

Patras first oh that would make a

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Howard Clewes

Howard Clewes (27 October 1912 – 29 January 1988) was an English screenwriter and novelist. He wrote for eight films between 1951 and 1974. He also wrote twenty action novels from 1938 to 1979.He was born in York, England. He was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Screenplay in 1960 for The Day They Robbed the Bank of England. In 1946, he married Renata Faccincani della Torre, a wartime resistance fighter. She was an active (uncredited) editor in his literary and screenwriting projects. more…

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