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

Appointment With Venus

1951 British comedy film about a wartime mission. Stars David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones, Kenneth More and others.

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

Appointment With Venus

Major Valentine Moreland is tasked with rescuing a prized pedigree cow from the German-occupied Channel Island of Armorel

Genre
Film
Released
1951
Starring
David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones, Kenneth More, Noel Purcell, Bernard Lee, Jeremy Spenser and others
Writers
Jerrard Tickell and Nicholas Phipps
Director
Ralph Thomas
Producer
Betty E. Box

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!

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
87 minutes
Release date
Monday 8th October 1951
Produced
1951
Distributor

General Film Distributors

Production company
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 1:00pm on London Live

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