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Three Men in a Boat (1956)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Romance | 21 January 1957 (UK)
Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

Jerome K. Jerome (freely adapted from the book "Three Men In A Boat") (as the late Jerome K. Jerome), Hubert Gregg (adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Harvey ... George
Jimmy Edwards Jimmy Edwards ... Harris
David Tomlinson ... J
Shirley Eaton ... Sophie
Lisa Gastoni ... Primrose
Jill Ireland ... Bluebell
Martita Hunt ... Mrs. Willis
Joan Haythorne Joan Haythorne ... Mrs. Porterhouse
Campbell Cotts Campbell Cotts ... Mr. Porterhouse
Adrienne Corri ... Clara
Noelle Middleton ... Ethelbertha
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Mr. Quilp
Robertson Hare ... Photographer
A.E. Matthews ... 1st Old Gentleman
Miles Malleson ... 2nd Old Gentleman
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Storyline

Harris, J, and George decide to take a holiday boating up the Thames to Oxford. Battling against Hampton Court maze, tents, rain, locks, and Henley Regatta the accident-prone threesome have one success anyway - they meet Sophie, Primrose and Bluebell. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1957 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

3 hommes dans un bateau See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Romulus Films, Remus See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Colour)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A box office disappointment in its native England, the film was nevertheless enthusiastically received in France. See more »

Goofs

After the picnic, the mud spatters from the dog on the girl's dress disappear in the medium shot. See more »

Connections

Version of Three Men in a Boat (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Otto Nicolai
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Better than I remember.........
15 February 2006 | by a-ferneyhoughSee all my reviews

I remember watching this film on the TV in the 1960s on a wet Sunday afternoon. I really enjoyed it. I have never seen it since or been aware of it being shown on the TV again.

But............looking through your website, I was reminded of it when I looked at Shirley Eaton's films. I even managed to find it on DVD - it had just been released. We watched it with some friends on Saturday - it was great, even better than I remember. There is a laugh every minute and it is good clean fun. The only criticism was the quality of reproduction - it could do with re-mastering (or whatever the technical term is!).


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