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The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)

Approved | | Drama, Family | 4 June 1964 (USA)
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 ...
Jean Anderson ...
Mrs. MacKenzie
Wilfrid Brambell ...
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Grandpa Stirling
Alex Mackenzie ...
Tammas
Vincent Winter ...
Hughie Stirling
Denis Gilmore ...
Jamie McNab
Charles Carson ...
Doctor Strathsea
Ruth Dunning ...
Mother Stirling
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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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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: [Narrating the story of her out of body experience] I opened my eyes... and where was I?
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References Stairway to Heaven (1946) See more »

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Flowers of the Forest
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28 February 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Strange and exciting Disney drama that seems forgotten today.

Very popular for about a month in 1965 in Australia, I saw this in its first release and remember it very well. Disney films of that period seemed to add particularly interesting adult themes into their films especially if they contained British kids. Like Pollyanna or The Moonspinners or Mary Poppins, this film is perfectly realized for children and has enough weight and wry humor for parents to feel the production works for many ages. I am surprised this film is so forgotten today and is almost completely unavailable. It is just as good as any of those mentioned above which are widely available.


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