Three Men in a Boat (1956)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Romance  |  10 July 1957 (France)
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Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Edwards ...
Sophie Clutterbuck
Lisa Gastoni ...
Primrose Porterhouse
Bluebell Porterhouse
Martita Hunt ...
Mrs. Willis
Joan Haythorne ...
Mrs. Porterhouse
Campbell Cotts ...
Ambrose Porterhouse
Clara Willis
Noelle Middleton ...
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Mr. Quilp
Robertson Hare ...
A.E. Matthews ...
Crabtree, 1st Old Gentleman
Miles Malleson ...
Baskcomb, 2nd Old Gentleman


Harris, J, and George decide to take a holiday boating up the Thames to Oxford. Battling against Hampton Court maze, tents, rain, locks, and Henley Regatta the accident-prone threesome have one success anyway - they meet Sophie, Primrose and Bluebell. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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10 July 1957 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Három ember egy csónakban  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



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2.35 : 1
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A box office disappointment in its native England, the film was nevertheless enthusiastically received in France. See more »


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21 April 2007 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I recall seeing this movie when I was young and being a fan of the book (the 'tin of pineapple chunks' scene is still the funniest bit of writing I've ever read) but having just watched it again, I am sorely disappointed. The slapstick is completely at odds with JKJ's gentlemanly humour. However the location scenery on the Thames helps to make up for the poor direction and dialogue. I always liked Jimmy Edwards' style on TV, but it doesn't translate well after 50 years. Laurence Harvey made a big mistake with this, he is not a comedian but as usual David Tomlinson provides a solid performance. Jill Ireland, Shirley Eaton and Lisa Gastoni as the female interest are much much better than the boys

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