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Three Men in a Boat (1975)

One hot June day, three friends decide there is nothing they would like to do more than to get away from London. A boating holiday with lots of fresh air and exercise would be just the very... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Jerome K. Jerome (novel), Tom Stoppard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Jerome
Michael Palin ... Harris
Stephen Moore Stephen Moore ... George
Bill Stewart Bill Stewart ... 1st Porter
Michael Elphick ... 2nd Porter
John Blain John Blain ... Traffic Supervisor
George Innes ... Train Driver
Russell Dixon Russell Dixon ... Harris's Cousin
Mary MacLeod Mary MacLeod ... Pathetic Woman
Alan Collins Alan Collins ... Desolate Man
Clifford Kershaw Clifford Kershaw ... Irate Man
Eileen Helsby Eileen Helsby ... Woman with baby
Tony Rohr ... Blackmailer
Hubert Tucker Hubert Tucker ... 1st Lock-keeper
Harry Markham Harry Markham ... 2nd Lock-keeper
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One hot June day, three friends decide there is nothing they would like to do more than to get away from London. A boating holiday with lots of fresh air and exercise would be just the very thing, or so their doctors tell them. So, after debating the merits of hotel or camp beds and what to pack, they set off on their voyage - a trip up the Thames from Henley to Oxford - but very quickly find themselves ill-equipped for the trials of riverbank life. Written by Dabby

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Drei Mann in einem Boot See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The dead dog seen floating in the river is actually a freshly killed sheep. The unfortunate animal was sacrificed after shots featuring a toy dog were found to be unconvincing. See more »

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Jerome: Maidenhead itself is too snobby to be pleasant. It is the haunt of the river swell and his overdressed female companion. It is the town of showy hotels, patronised chiefly by dudes and ballet girls. It is the witch's kitchen from which go forth those demons of the river-steam-launches.
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Version of Drei Mann in einem Boot (1961) See more »

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Captures the mood of the book perfectly
5 February 2004 | by beeryusaSee all my reviews

Yet another classic piece of TV drama that isn't available anywhere in any format - no VHS, no DVD. Shame!

The casting, the costumes, the writing, the direction - all perfect. Features all the most memorable bits of the book, all perfectly adapted to the screen. I only wish it had been longer.

Please, someone release this on DVD.


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