Brandy for the Parson

Brandy for the Parson

John Eldridge (1951)

U Certificate


Our Score
This comedy has a distinctly Ealing feel and a touch of realism about it. Working from the novel by Geoffrey Household, director John Eldridge makes leisurely use of the coastal locations as holidaymakers James Donald and Jean Lodge become entangled with genial smuggler Kenneth More. A few more comic set pieces wouldn't have gone amiss, but this is still an amiable entertainment, with More in particular shining alongside such stalwarts as Alfie Bass, Charles Hawtrey and Reginald Beckwith.


A couple offer a stranger a lift across the English Channel after accidentally sinking his boat, unaware he is a smuggler. Comedy, starring Kenneth More and Charles Hawtrey.

Cast & Crew

Tony Rackham Kenneth More
George Crumb Charles Hawtrey
Petronilla Brand Jean Lodge
Director John Eldridge

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Group 3 LtdAvailable on: DVD