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Paradise Lagoon (1957)
"The Admirable Crichton" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  16 December 1957 (USA)
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Lord Loam has modern ideas about his household; he believes in treating his servants as his equals - at least sometimes. His butler, Crichton, still believes that members of the serving ... See full summary »

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Lord Loam has modern ideas about his household; he believes in treating his servants as his equals - at least sometimes. His butler, Crichton, still believes that members of the serving class should know their place and be happy there. But when the Loam family are shipwrecked on a desert island with the self-reliant Crichton and lady's maid Tweeny, the class system is put to the test. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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(as Paradise Lagoon) Shipwrecked in Paradise! See more »

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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "The Admirable Crichton" by J.M. Barrie opened at the Lyceum Theater on November 17, 1903, ran for 144 performances with William Gillette {famous for his Sherlock Holmes plays and portrayal} in the title role. The play was revived on Broadway in 1931. See more »

Goofs

When land is first sighted, Tweeny has only one arm on the oar when the binoculars are passed to Crichton. In the next shot, when Crichton is looking through the binoculars, she has both arms on the oar. See more »

Quotes

Lord Loam: They'll get used to the idea.
Bill Crichton: I sincerely hope not, my lord.
Lord Loam: None of that, now. Surely you don't object to meeting me as man-to-man. Haven't I always treated you as a human being?
Bill Crichton: No, certainly not, my lord. Your treatment of me has always been as it should be.
Lord Loam: That's enough. This afternoon at 4 o'clock, you will be my equal. I'll soon show you whether you are my equal or not.
Bill Crichton: Oh...
Lord Loam: You do as you are told!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: LOAM HALL ENGLAND 1905 See more »

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Referenced in Swept Away (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Molly Malone
(incredited)
Generally regarded as a tradiational song, but lyrics are sometimes attributed to James Yorkston with music arranged by Edmund Forman
Sung by Lord Loam on the island
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Perfect segue from stage to screen
16 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The stand out performance in the Admirable Crichton has to be Cecil Parker. His comic twitches and compromised authority are hilarious. This take on the British class system never has a dull moment: a perfect segue from stage to screen.

Just to see Kenneth More morph into Parker's role on the island is a delight. And More does make a fine egalitarian 'gov'!

Australia's own Diane Cilento and Sally Anne Howes are very well cast. Sally Anne has a wonderful chaste reserve and to see her come out on the island as self sufficient and loving under the tutelage of More is priceless.

But tracking down a copy of this film was very difficult. I found an excellent DVD in America which was the English version, not Paradise Lagoon.


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