Green Grow the Rushes

Green Grow the Rushes

Roger Livesey
Director: Derek N. Twist Cast: Roger Livesey
Roger Livesey
, Honor Blackman
Honor Blackman
, Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Derek N. Twist


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Though Green Grow the Rushes has the look and feel of an Ealing comedy, the film was actually produced through the auspices of British Lion. The story takes place on the southern coast of England, where through a bureaucratic oversight a small patch of land in Kent is protected from outside legal intervention by an ancient charter. It is here that a group of liquor smugglers, headed by Captain Biddie (Roger Livesey), carries on its activities with impunity and with full cooperation of the regional politicians. The fun begins when a cargo of precious potables ends up in a duck pond owned by a local farmer, sparking an onslaught of governmental foolishness. Two future stars carry the slim romantic subplot in Green Grow the Rushes: Honor Blackman plays a well-meaning newspaper columnist, while Richard Burton shows up as a slovenly smuggler (this was Burton's final British film before his move to Hollywood).

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2015
UPC: 0644827256228
Original Release: 1951
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 41,688

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Livesey Capt. Cedric Biddle
Honor Blackman Meg Cuffley
Richard Burton Robert "Bob" Hammond
Frederick Leister Col. Gill
John Salew Herbert Finch
Colin Gordon Roderick Fisherwick
Geoffrey Keen Spencer Prudhoe
Cyril Smith Hubert Hewitt
Eliot Makeham James Urquhart
Jack McNaughton Rigby
Vida Hope Polly
Russell Waters Joseph Bainbridge, Farmer
Gilbert Davis Actor
Harold Goodwin Actor
Arnold Ridley Actor
Betty Shale Actor
John Stamp Actor
Henrik Jacobsen Actor
Archie Duncan Constable Pettigrew
Bryan Forbes Fred, Biddle Crew Member
Harcourt Williams Judge

Technical Credits
Derek N. Twist Director,Screenwriter
Howard Clewes Screenwriter
John Gossage Producer
Bryan Langley Special Effects
Ken MacKay Makeup
Fred Pusey Art Director
Harry Waxman Cinematographer
Hazel Wilkinson Editor
Lambert Williamson Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

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