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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 ... 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:

Three Human Lives Wonderfully Bewitched by a Enchanted Cat! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Trivia

During a scene in which Dr. McDhui is performing surgery, he asks his assistant for the "Spencer Wells". This is a type of forceps, named for Sir Thomas Spencer Wells, physician to Queen Victoria and a pioneer in abdominal surgery. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Thomasina is running down the street, we can see briefly the camera's shadow in the bottom left corner. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Gay Weaving Song
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Susan Hampshire
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A Charming Movie That Has Not Lost It's Touch
20 November 2006 | by jepalmerSee all my reviews

When I was a young lad, I saw this movie, and it touched me. There are just some movies, that do that. The desperation of Andrew finding trying to find the cat, and at the end, it warms you and you cannot help but have a tear in your eye. Susan Hampshire is beautiful in this movie, in both character and attractiveness. The other character actors hold their own as well. The scenery is nice. The movie is a bit dated in certain parts, but there is no profanity or scenes that might be disturbing to young children. This movie is available in both VHS and DVD, but definitely buy the DVD for the extra features, plus it will keep it from wearing out when your children or grandchildren want to watch it again. A wonderful family movie to keep ready for that rainy day. Enjoy!!!


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