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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
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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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