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Paradise Lagoon (1957)

The Admirable Crichton (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 16 December 1957 (USA)
In 1905, Lord Henry Loam, his family and his servants are shipwrecked on a deserted island where the survival of the fittest renders the rigid class system irrelevant.

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Jack Watling ...
Peter Graves ...
Gerald Harper ...
Mercy Haystead ...
Catherine
Miranda Connell ...
Agatha
Miles Malleson ...
Vicar
Eddie Byrne ...
Captain
Joan Young ...
Mrs. Perkins
Brenda Hogan ...
Fisher
Peter Welch ...
Rolleston
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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 between 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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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

At one stage, Paramount were keen to cast David Niven in its planned version. 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

Ernest: You should be in the staff boat - not with us.
Bill Crichton: Shall I withdraw, sir?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: LOAM HALL ENGLAND 1905 See more »

Connections

Version of Male and Female (1919) See more »

Soundtracks

Polka And Galop
Written by Douglas Gamley
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Muir Mathieson
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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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