Appointment With Venus. Image shows from L to R: Nicola Fallaize (Glynis Johns), Valentine Moreland (David Niven). Copyright: Rank Organisation
Appointment With Venus

Appointment With Venus

  • 1951 film

Major Valentine Moreland is tasked with rescuing a prized pedigree cow from the German-occupied Channel Island of Armorel. Stars David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones, Kenneth More and more.

Appointment With Venus. Image shows from L to R: Valentine Moreland (David Niven), Nicola Fallaize (Glynis Johns). Copyright: Rank Organisation

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1951
Stars
David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones, Kenneth More, Noel Purcell, Bernard Lee, Jeremy Spenser and more
Writers
Jerrard Tickell and Nicholas Phipps
Director
Ralph Thomas
Producers
Betty E. Box and Peter Rogers
Companies

Based of the true events of the evacuation of Alderney cattle during German occupation of the Channel Islands in the Second World War, Appointment With Venus tells the tale of prize cow Venus, with a pedigree as impressive as that of any aristocrat in the land, and presently in calf by a similarly well-bred male, Mars, from another island.

As the forces of the Third Reich take control of the island of Armorel, Whitehall is alarmed to learn that Venus was not evacuated when the small garrison of troops left. An animal of such pure stock and with such capacity for reeding cannot be left to Nazi hands!

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
87 minutes
UK release
Monday 8th October 1951
Produced
1951
Distributors

General Film Distributors

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 1:00pm on London Live
  • Thursday 24th January 2019 at 2:45pm on London Live
  • Friday 18th January 2019 at 1:00pm on London Live

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios - Studios
  • Sark - Location filming

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