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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 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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Also Known As:

Las tres vidas de Thomasina  »

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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 »

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In the scene at the circus where Lori goes to check on the abused animals, there is a man riding a horse in a ring. At first the horse is white. Later the same horse is gray spotted. See more »

Quotes

Andrew McDhui: Put it down. You're mad!
Lori MacGregor: Aye, so I hear.
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Mackintosh's Lament
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Wonderful fantasy, and a great showcase for the talented Karen Dotrice...
26 November 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Superb, sentimental live-action drama from Walt Disney concerns a young Scottish girl's love and devotion to her sickly pet cat, who gets a new lease on life from a "magical" mountain woman whom the townspeople believe is a witch. The screenplay, from Paul Gallico's book, tries packing too much plot into its 100 minutes and, as a result, the midsection of the movie doesn't feel fully played-out. Still, the majority of the film is captivating, beautifully shot, and the characters are engaging and believable. Karen Dotrice (best known as Jane from "Mary Poppins") is quite the little thespian here, and her tears and youthful anger are convincing; she's as good a child actress as I have ever seen (Walt must've had a soft spot for wholesome British lasses, Dotrice and Hayley Mills seem sprung from the same boarding school). The production is plush and Thomasina is one gorgeous feline. *** from ****


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