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The Taking Mood Short Film (Full Length) – 1969 Sport Promotional Comedy

The Taking Mood

Short Film (Full Length) – 1969 Sport Promotional Comedy

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A rod and rally race is the pretext for this 1969 light comedy. Legendary angler ‘Maggots’ McClure lures “glamour boy” lawyer and fishing novice Applejoy (Peter Vere-Jones) into a contest to catch three trophy fish in three locations (Russell, Taupō, Waitaki) in the fastest time. The old dunga vs Alvis ‘Speed 20’, north vs south duel transfixes the nation; snags, shags and scenic diversion ensues. Directed by noted UK doco maker Derek Williams, the caper was made with NFU help and funded by BP. It showed with Gregory Peck western The Stalking Mood in NZ theatres.

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Peter Vere-Jones

As: Peter Applejoy

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Derek Williams

Director

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Humphrey Swingler

Producer

You’re quite pretty: next time I’m in Picton I must try and fit you in.
– Applejoy (Peter Vere-Jones) tries it on