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Three Men in a Boat (1956)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Romance | 3 May 1957 (Ireland)
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 Robertson Hare ... Photographer
A.E. Matthews 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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1957 (Ireland) 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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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

Two Lovely Black Eyes
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Written by Charles Coborn
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Bad film of a good book
16 March 2007 | by tord-1See all my reviews

Seldom have I seen a film this bad, no matter that the book it is based on is one of my favorites. It begins OK, but then turns into a bad slapstick movie, dated in every way - even Ed Wood's films are better!

Nothing basically wrong with the acting, nothing very wrong with the photography (the colors have aged badly, though), the sets, or the wardrobe, but it is far more dated in every way than any other film I can think of. Very fiftyish, very safe, very boring!

Ken Annakin has made a few good films throgh the years, like "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes", but this is definitely not one of them!

As a whole the girls do a better job than the males - even when trying to laugh the the three men just sound very amateurish! Their battles with the tent and the boat is just silly, not funny, and as my wife commented: "Men can be stupid, but not that stupid"!

Overall, the dog wins as best actor, by a wide margin!


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