Celebrating Glynis Johns:
Appointment With Venus on DVD
1 DVD. Drama. Year: 1951. Black & White. Running time approx. 83 min.
Stars: Glynis Johns, David Niven, George Coulouris, Barry Jones Kenneth More & Richard Wattis.
Director: Ralph Thomas. Based on a true story.
The Nazis occupied the Channel Islands in 1940, and, amongst the population on the tiny island of Amorel is Venus, a pedigree cow, whose ability to produce high quality milk is legendary. So well-known is Venus that she has even come to the attention of Hitler, who wants to send her to Germany to breed with the Teutonic herds he claims are the best in the world. To deny Hitler and boost morale at home, British Special Forces mount a dangerous operation to rescue Venus and return he to England, led by Major Moreland, (David Niven), and ably assisted by Nicola Fallaize, (Glynis Johns) and the islanders. The film was based on the evacuation of Alderney cattle from the Channel Island during World War II.