The Admirable Crichton

  • U
  • Lewis Gilbert (1957)
  • UK
  • 89 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This is an agreeably dated version of JM Barrie's play, about the butler to Lord Loam taking over as master when the family is shipwrecked. The well-loved material provides a splendid vehicle for Kenneth More's genial urbanity, though it's Cecil Parker, as the bemused peer, who seems more in touch with early 20th-century times. Diane Cilento (Jason Connery's mother) and Sally Ann Howes are the charmers vying for Crichton's impeccable affections and it's kept the right side of entertaining by Reach for the Sky director Lewis Gilbert.

Plot Summary

Comedy adventure based on the play by JM Barrie, starring Kenneth More. A butler finds that his common-sense values give him the upper hand over his aristocratic employer when they are marooned on a tropical island.

Cast and crew

Cast

Crichton
Kenneth More
Tweeny
Diane Cilento
Lord Loam
Cecil Parker
Lady Mary
Sally Ann Howes
Lady Brocklehurst
Martita Hunt
Treherne
Jack Watling
Brocklehurst
Peter Graves (1)
Ernest
Gerald Harper
Catherine
Mercy Haystead
Agatha
Miranda Connell
Vicar
Miles Malleson
Captain
Eddie Byrne

Crew

Director
Lewis Gilbert

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Modern Screen Plays Ltd
Available on video
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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