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An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

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
Richard Wattis ...
Hoskins
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Albert O'Shannon
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Notcher
Henry Kendall ...
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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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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Music by Ken Mackintosh and Tony Osborne
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A light, entertaining, good-hearted romp
24 February 1999 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

Highly amusing! Daisy the alligator steals the show, and is forever popping up when least expected. A light, entertaining, good hearted romp with Diana Dors in typical form. Perhaps my favourite film featuring an alligator even though in some scenes it's obvious the leading lady is rubber ! But this only adds to the film's appeal.


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