Green Grow the Rushes

Green Grow the Rushes

Green Grow the Rushes is a 1951 British comedy film directed by Derek N. Twist and starring Roger Livesey, Richard Burton and Honor Blackman. It was the first film to be released by ACT Films, an entity formed by a trade union for filmmakers. The film was produced by John Gossage and funded by the National Film Finance Corporation and the Co-Operative Wholesale Society Bank. It is an adaptation of the 1949 novel of the same title by Howard Clewes.


Three British government bureaucrats arrive in Kent to inquire as to why the coastal Anderida marsh is not being cultivated. The reason is that most of the local people know about or are involved in the liquor smuggling scheme operated by Captain Biddle and his accomplice Robert (Richard Burton), who is posing as a fisherman when he is seen by the newspaper editor and his journalist daughter Meg.

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    contentLocation Kent
    director Derek Twist
    editor Hazel Wilkinson
    events seamanship
    genre comedy
    keywords british government id illegal activity married newspaper editor smuggle violent storm
    musicBy Lambert Williamson
    producer John W. Gossage
    productionCompany ACT Films
    publisher British Lion Films