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Admirable Crichton, The (1957, Kenneth More, Cecil Parker)

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Attractive version of JM Barrie’s classic play about overturned Edwardian social values, starring Kenneth More as a perfect butler who assumes command when he, his aristocratic employer (Cecil Parker) and his family and friends are shipwrecked on a desert island. With Diane Cilento, Sally Ann Howes and Martita Hunt.

US Title was Paradise Lagoon.

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UK | 94 minutes | 1957
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Script: Lewis Gilbert, Vernon Harris, J.M. Barrie,

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Cecil Parker as Lord Henry Loam
Martita Hunt as Lady Brocklehurst
Kenneth More as Bill Crichton
Diane Cilento as Eliza Tweeny
Jack Watling as Treherne
Sally Ann Howes as Lady Mary
Peter Graves as Brocklehurst
Gerald Harper as Ernest
Mercy Haystead as Catherine

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