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The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Family  |  4 June 1964 (USA)
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Thomasina the cat brings a family together, through her mysterious death and reappearance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Susan Hampshire ...
Laurence Naismith ...
Reverend Angus Peddie
Jean Anderson ...
Mrs. MacKenzie
Wilfrid Brambell ...
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Grandpa Stirling
Alex Mackenzie
Vincent Winter ...
Hughie Stirling
Denis Gilmore ...
Jamie McNab
Charles Carson ...
Doctor
Ruth Dunning
Ewan Roberts ...
Constable McQuarrie
Oliver Johnston ...
Mr. Dobbie
Francis De Wolff ...
Targu (as Francis de Wolff)
Nora Nicholson ...
Old Lady
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Storyline

A young Scottish girl's cat, Thomasina, apparently dies at the hands of her widowed veterinarian father. The strained relationship between the girl and her father is eventually repaired with the return of Thomasina and the aid of a beautiful and mysterious "witch" who seems to have powers to revive and heal animals. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Three Human Lives Wonderfully Bewitched by a Enchanted Cat! See more »

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Drama | Family

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4 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las tres vidas de Thomasina  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Author of the book "Thomasina" Paul Gallico was present on the set during filming by special invitation. As Gallico quickly came to dislike "the great god Disney", he was vastly amused when one of the felines portraying Thomasina held up filming for two days when she flatly refused to perform a stunt for which she had been trained, in spite of Walt Disney's frustrated bellowing. Paul Gallico recalled in his memoirs: "I was proud of that cat!" As with many films with animals, more than one cat was used to portray Thomasina. Disney put a foreword on the film (DVD special features) and indicated 'Paul Gallico' was his friend. See more »

Goofs

Scenes showing Thomasina will show an orange Classic tabby and then an orange Tiger Tabby in another. These are two different styles of tabby cats. See more »

Quotes

Thomasina: [Narrating the story of her out of body experience] I opened my eyes... and where was I?
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Soundtracks

Loch Lomond
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Paul J. Smith
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Benji for cat lovers
9 June 2003 | by (90210, USA) – See all my reviews

Thomasina is the cat with her own agenda. She is given a good home with the mother-less McDhui family in Scotland. Little Mary takes care of her. One day, while hunting for fish in the town market, she falls in a stack of crates and is hurt badly. When Mary and her friends bring her to her father, the town veterinarian, he does nothing for her. The children throw their own funeral, in which Thomasina is taken by Lori who is thought to be a witch. Lori nurses her back to health and then, they begin to feel compelled to help the McDhui family.

This one definitely gnaws at you. Full of real heart and soul. The most emotional parts are aided by lovely songs, especially the opening. A little hard to explain from someone with a lifelong love of animals. It just calls you front and center to the characters. And no matter what they're going through, you remain intrigued. Actress Karen Dotrice who plays Mary is also Jane from Mary Poppins. Adult actor Patrick McGoohan sure was a handsome devil, famous for turning down the part of James Bond and considered to replace Columbo. 7/10


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