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The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)

PG | | 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 ... 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 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

As with most animals in films, several cats were used. Unfortunately, the cats were not a good match for each other: while all are red tabby cats, one of them is a "classic" tabby with markings that show a "bullseye" on its side, and another is a "mackerel" tabby with stripes on the side. 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

Mrs. MacKenzie: For a clever man, you have a lot to learn.
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Connections

References Stairway to Heaven (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Thomasina
Music and Lyrics by Terry Gilkyson
Performed by Robie Lester
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Wonderful fantasy, and a great showcase for the talented Karen Dotrice...
26 November 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Superb, sentimental live-action drama from Walt Disney concerns a young Scottish girl's love and devotion to her sickly pet cat, who gets a new lease on life from a "magical" mountain woman whom the townspeople believe is a witch. The screenplay, from Paul Gallico's book, tries packing too much plot into its 100 minutes and, as a result, the midsection of the movie doesn't feel fully played-out. Still, the majority of the film is captivating, beautifully shot, and the characters are engaging and believable. Karen Dotrice (best known as Jane from "Mary Poppins") is quite the little thespian here, and her tears and youthful anger are convincing; she's as good a child actress as I have ever seen (Walt must've had a soft spot for wholesome British lasses, Dotrice and Hayley Mills seem sprung from the same boarding school). The production is plush and Thomasina is one gorgeous feline. *** from ****


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

4 June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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