Starring David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones, Kenneth More
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Runtime: 90 min.
Print Quality: B
Don't be misled by the title, and by the presence of Glynis Johns in the cast. The 'Venus' in
Appointment with Venus is a prized cow. The time is World War II: special operatives David
Niven and Glynis Johns are dispatched to a Nazi-held island to rescue Venus, who for some
reason or other is vital for British morale. Not only Venus but a whole herd of bovines have
to be smuggled out right under the German's noses (they all must have head colds).
Released in the US as Island Rescue, Appointment with Venus was based on a novel by