New Towns for Old

Cities in the shadow of works, screenplay Dylan Thomas.


Brandy for the Parson

The high duties imposed on French spirits are the basis of a very dear comedy from Group 3, John Grierson producing.

“Our friend Rudyard Kipling” supplies the title, it’s all very brilliantly filmed some years ahead of Polanski’s Knife in the Water aboard a sailboat in the early stages, and in the mysteries of Angleterre along the Londinium road or not, wavering, subsequently.

Young couple on holiday sink a smuggler’s boat, ferry him to France and deal with the cargo by way of circus and ponies for a firm in London what’s pinched, and then it’s all up to a gentleman farmer what knows the great demand in the nation for first-quality kegs of the stuff away from the spivs in town.

Too British for H.H.T. of the New York Times, and hence “decidedly slender”.

It was too soon then to describe it as “sub-Ealing”, Halliwell’s Film Guide does that.