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The Taking Mood

Short Film (Full Length) – 1969

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Anyone

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.

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

Key Cast & Crew

Peter Vere-Jones

As: Peter Applejoy

Derek Williams

Director

Humphrey Swingler

Producer

David Weatherley

Actor

Thelma Cummings

Actor

Wendy Nappin

Actor

See all 22 credits

Produced by

  • Greenpark Productions

  • Film Producers Guild

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