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An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 June 1956 (Finland)
Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »

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Peter Weston
Jeannie Carson ...
Moira O'Shannon
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Sir James Colebrook
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Vanessa Colebrook
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Col. Geoffrey Weston
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The General
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Mrs. Weston
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Hoskins
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Albert O'Shannon
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Notcher
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Valet
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The Judge
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Irishman
Charles Victor ...
Sergeant
George Moon ...
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Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him keep his pet Daisy anymore. Weston offers him a kind ear and the sailor takes him for a kind man. When Weston wakes up later in the journey he finds that the sailor has left Daisy in his care. The problem is that Daisy is a middle sized alligator. Whilst trying to throw the beast overboard, he meets Moira who helps him out. He is desperate to see her again and uses the alligator as an excuse. Written by bob the moo

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The British Have a Knack For It...FIRST it was the whisky in "Tight Little Island", THEN came a car called "Genevieve"...and NOW... See more »


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29 June 1956 (Finland)  »

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A Costela do Diabo  »

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Before she discovers that Daisy "speaks" English, she says that since Daisy is Brazilian, she will have to speak Spanish to her. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. See more »

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I'm In Love For The Very First Time
Written by Walter Ridley (uncredited) and Paddy Roberts
Sung by Jeannie Carson
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My brief review of the film
13 October 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

With a good supporting cast that includes Margaret Rutherford and James Robertson Justice, this relatively pleasant and light-hearted affair certainly has at least something worth watching for. It becomes more and more silly as it progresses, at certain times Carson is simply annoying, and all the time the plot is fairly predictable. The musical numbers are also a bit flat, and do not fit in very well, but at least the choreography does not lack spirit, and there are some interesting art direction bits throughout. While not a terribly good film, this is not a terrible one either, and it is arguably sort of enjoyable too, despite its shortcomings.


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