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The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)

 -  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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I Am Thomasina -A Most Unusual Cat...They Say I'm Enchanted, and I Am!

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Drama | Family

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4 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die drei Leben des Thomasina  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

During a scene in which Dr. McDhui is performing surgery, he asks his assistant for the "Spencer Wells". This is a type of forceps, named for Sir Thomas Spencer Wells, physician to Queen Victoria and a pioneer in abdominal surgery. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when Thomasina is running down the street, you can see briefly the shadow of the camera in the bottom left corner. See more »

Quotes

Thomasina: They started out by calling me Thomas, but when they, um, got to know me better, they changed it to Thomasina.
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Connections

References Stairway to Heaven (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Thomasina
Music and Lyrics by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by Robie Lester
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A Charming Movie That Has Not Lost It's Touch
20 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was a young lad, I saw this movie, and it touched me. There are just some movies, that do that. The desperation of Andrew finding trying to find the cat, and at the end, it warms you and you cannot help but have a tear in your eye. Susan Hampshire is beautiful in this movie, in both character and attractiveness. The other character actors hold their own as well. The scenery is nice. The movie is a bit dated in certain parts, but there is no profanity or scenes that might be disturbing to young children. This movie is available in both VHS and DVD, but definitely buy the DVD for the extra features, plus it will keep it from wearing out when your children or grandchildren want to watch it again. A wonderful family movie to keep ready for that rainy day. Enjoy!!!


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