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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.

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writers:

Robert Westerby (screenplay), Paul Gallico (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick McGoohan ... Andrew McDhui
Susan Hampshire ... Lori MacGregor
Laurence Naismith ... Reverend Angus Peddie
Jean Anderson ... Mrs. MacKenzie
Wilfrid Brambell ... Willie Bannock
Finlay Currie ... Grandpa Stirling
Alex Mackenzie Alex Mackenzie ... Tammas
Vincent Winter Vincent Winter ... Hughie Stirling
Denis Gilmore Denis Gilmore ... Jamie McNab
Charles Carson ... Doctor Strathsea
Ruth Dunning Ruth Dunning ... Mother Stirling
Ewan Roberts ... Constable McQuarrie
Oliver Johnston ... Mr. Dobbie
Francis De Wolff 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

4 June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las tres vidas de Thomasina See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was first broadcast on television in three one-hour installments over three weeks on The Magical World of Disney (1954). See more »

Goofs

Scenes showing Thomasina will show an orange classic tabby and then an orange tiger tabby in another. These are two different styles of tabby cats. See more »

Quotes

Andrew McDhui: Put it down. You're mad!
Lori MacGregor: Aye, so I hear.
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Soundtracks

Gay Weaving Song
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Susan Hampshire
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A Great Movie For Children & Adults Alike
14 January 2005 | by jamneeSee 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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