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Three Men in a Boat (1956)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Romance | 3 May 1957 (Ireland)
Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.

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(freely adapted from the book "Three Men In A Boat") (as the late Jerome K. Jerome), (adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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George
Jimmy Edwards ...
Harris
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J
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Sophie
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Primrose
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Bluebell
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Mrs. Willis
Joan Haythorne ...
Mrs. Porterhouse
Campbell Cotts ...
Mr. Porterhouse
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Clara
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Ethelbertha
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Mr. Quilp
Robertson Hare ...
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A.E. Matthews ...
1st Old Gentleman
Miles Malleson ...
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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3 May 1957 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Három ember egy csónakban  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastman Colour)

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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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After the picnic, the mud spatters from the dog on the girl's dress disappear in the medium shot. See more »

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Version of Three Men in a Boat (1975) See more »

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The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
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Music by Otto Nicolai
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Very poor, up the river with no paddle
24 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The only two similarities to this classic novel were the title and the names of the main characters. Poor old Jerome must have turned in his grave as he looked down and watched this being created. The original book contained a multitude of comic situations which could have been harvested to create a memorable film but someone somewhere had a better idea ! All three leading actors where perfectly cast to play Jerome's characters, if only they had been allowed to do so then this could well have become a British comedy classic.

Poor acting, directing and script with lightweight story line. One for all concerned to erase from their memoirs ! A great cast who must have shuddered and shrunk down in their seats at the showing of each days rushes.


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