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Three Men in a Boat (1956)

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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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Misadventures of three friends on a Thames boating holiday.

Director: Challis Sanderson
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Cast

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

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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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Version of Three Men in a Boat (1920) See more »

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The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
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Music by Otto Nicolai
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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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