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

 -  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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Catherine
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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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Comedy

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16 December 1957 (USA)  »

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Paradise Lagoon  »

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1.96 : 1
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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

Lady Brocklehurst: George... Listen when anyone begins to answer with "The fact is... "
Brocklehurst: But why, mother?
Lady Brocklehurst: Because that is, usually, the beginning of a lie.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: LOAM HALL ENGLAND 1905 See more »

Connections

Remake of Male and Female (1919) See more »

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I Wouldn't Leave My Little Wooden Hut For You
(uncredited)
Written by Charles Collins and Tom Mellor
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User Reviews

2 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the theater many years ago. I thought it was great and would like to see it again. Does anyone know if it ever came out in Video, and where can it be rented, or purchased?

I thought the interplay between the rich employer and the servant (who had a much better head on his shoulders), was priceless.

This is a video that I'm sure I would prize in my collection if I could find it.


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