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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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Trivia

The film was adapted into a musical entitled "Our Man Crichton" which premiered in London on December 21, 1964. Kenneth More repeated his film role of Crichton in the musical 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

Lady Mary: Why don't you come deer hunting with me sometime?
Bill Crichton: Ooh! I might find myself chasing the wrong dear.
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Opening credits prologue: LOAM HALL ENGLAND 1905 See more »

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Molly Malone
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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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