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Daisies in December (1995)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 3 December 1995
A grumpy senior citizen dumped at a retirement home by his vacationing family finds love with a new acquaintance who hides a secret.


Mark Haber


John Kane, Jenny Paschall (story)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joss Ackland ... Gerald Carmody
Jean Simmons ... Katherine Palmer
Pippa Guard ... Miss Glaistow
Judith Barker Judith Barker ... Miss Bunch
Barbara Lott Barbara Lott ... Mrs. Carmichael
Muriel Pavlow ... Miss Dean
Wolfe Morris Wolfe Morris ... Mr. Prager
Ian Crowe Ian Crowe ... Derek
Eric Carte ... Arthur Carmody
Sally Knyvette ... Joyce Carmody
Thomas Copeland Thomas Copeland ... Matthew Carmody
Stuart Piper Stuart Piper ... Steven Carmody
John Harding John Harding ... John
Derek Crewe Derek Crewe ... Morris
Sally Watts Sally Watts ... Nurse


When Gerald Carmody is left at a seaside old-folks' hotel while his family goes skiing, he feels very grumpy and abandoned and is determined to have a rotten time. But things turn around when he meets the charming Katherine Palmer. But she's hiding something from Gerald, and their December romance may have to end sooner than either one wishes. Written by Kathy Li

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

3 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Nome do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

St Ives, Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Much of the filming took place at the Tregenna Castle Hotel. The flags which can be seen outside the hotel include the US and Cornwall flags side by side, which were left over from a wedding of a Cornish woman and an American man which had taken place at the hotel shortly before. See more »


Arthur Carmody: Ah, now that is handy; a little sewing kit, and something to polish your shoes with. Look!
Gerald Carmody: Oh, wonderful. I can't wait to sit in the bath, sewing my socks, shining my shoes and wearing my shower cap.
Arthur Carmody: Dad, we really want you to enjoy this. We couldn't leave you alone, not after what happened.
Gerald Carmody: It was an isolated incident.
Arthur Carmody: Yes, well, there's no point in going over old ground.
Gerald Carmody: Absolutely. Well, I'll see you in two weeks then. Don't be surprised if I'm still sitting here.
Arthur Carmody: Then you'd be a damned fool...
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Referenced in John Kane Remembers (2011) See more »


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A lovely little seen film with great acting chemistry
2 September 2003 | by AriesJB4See all my reviews

"Daisies in December" is an excellent TV movie, which first aired in the United States on the Showtime channel in December 1995. I do wish it was available on video. It did receive the ACE Cable award for Best Screenplay and it is well deserving of it. Joss Ackland and Jean Simmons had previously acted on the London stage in another project and there is a chemistry between them. It was a pleasure seeing Mr. Ackland in a different type of character than the type he usually portrays. "Daisies" is a lovely film - one of my all-time favorites - and note that the supporting cast is a joy to watch as well. Highly recommended - you won't be sorry.

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