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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 ... 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
Roland Culver ...
Colonel Geoffrey Weston
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The General
Avice Landone ...
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
Wilfrid Lawson ...
Irishman
Charles Victor ...
Sergeant
George Moon ...
Al
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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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If You Want To Know the Time, Ask a Policeman
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Re: The Queston is about the Alligators
27 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My Grandmothers Cousin, Maurice Johnson, looked after the alligator 'Daisy' at his home in Parkstone (near Bournemouth). The alligator was really male. I believe he was a theatrical agent. He was also a friend of naturalist Gerald Durrell. The alligator grew bigger and eventually went to Jersey Zoo. I know that many of the animals that eventually went to Jersey Zoo in the late fifties were kept at the boarding house of Gerald's sister, Margaret Durrell, in Bournemouth. I too have always wondered about the safety issues and how many real alligators were used, especially during the pool scene. The film is a quirky mix of slapstick comedy and odd musical numbers. However it is brimming over with famous faces which adds to it's quaint charm to make it just about a success.


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