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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 angle 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 Russell, Taupō, and Waitaki. The old dunga versus Alvis ‘Speed 20’, north versus south duel transfixes the nation; snags, shags and scenic diversion ensue. Directed by noted UK documentary maker Derek Williams, the caper was made with NFU help and funded by energy company BP. It showed with Gregory Peck western The Stalking Mood in New Zealand 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