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


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 <>

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


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4 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las tres vidas de Thomasina  »

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As with most animals in films, several cats were used. Unfortunately, the cats used were not a good match for each other: while both are red tabby cats, one of those used is a "classic" tabby with markings that show a "bullseye" on its side, and another used is a "mackerel" tabby with stripes on the side. See more »


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 »


Thomasina: [Narrating the story of her out of body experience] I opened my eyes... and where was I?
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A Great Movie For Children & Adults Alike
14 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie around 1965 and remember it very well. It is interesting to watch it now and realize my feelings about it are the same as 40 years ago. It is amazing how Disney made a movie that both children and adults can appreciate. It is a movie the whole family can watch.

It is not perfect but is definitely a great movie. I have the VHS version and have seen it available in DVD which I will buy soon. Patrick McGoohan plays his role so convincingly. I am always captivated by Susan Hampshire. The children are also fantastic. They all seem like real people and not actors which makes this movie work. Of course I am very sentimental about the movie and that may cloud my judgment but I do not care! I love this movie!

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