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Alive and Kicking (1958)

Three elderly ladies tire of living in an old people's home and when they heard that they are about to be separated, they make a bid for freedom. They escape to an island off the Irish ... See full summary »

Director:

Cyril Frankel

Writers:

Denis Cannan (screenplay), William Dinner (based on an idea by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sybil Thorndike ... Dora
Kathleen Harrison ... Rosie
Estelle Winwood ... Mabel
Stanley Holloway ... MacDonagh
Joyce Carey ... Matron
Eric Pohlmann ... Captain
Colin Gordon ... Bird Watcher
John Salew John Salew ... Solicitor
Liam Redmond ... Old Man
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Old Woman
Richard Harris ... Lover
Olive McFarland Olive McFarland ... Lover
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Postmistress
Paul Farrell Paul Farrell ... Postman
Patrick McAlinney ... Policeman
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Three elderly ladies tire of living in an old people's home and when they heard that they are about to be separated, they make a bid for freedom. They escape to an island off the Irish coast and are about to occupy a group of cottages when the owner, an Irish millionaire, just returned from making his fortune in America, appears on the scene. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Munter und lebendig See more »

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Diador See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While the three starring women were over sixty-five when this was made, they all lived for considerable periods of time after it. Sybil Thorndike died in 1976, at the age of ninety-three, Estelle Winwood died in 1984, at the age of one hundred one, and Kathleen Harrison died in 1995, at the age of one hundred three. See more »

Connections

Featured in Century of Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Alive and Kicking
(uncredited)
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Michael Carr
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1 May 2019 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

It is difficult to know what possessed such fine actors to agree to appear in such an appalling mess of a film.Maybe money.I wonder if they bothered to read the script first.This was a period when films with an Irish theme were popular at the box office.However it is quite clear from this film that the genre was played out.


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