Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking

Cyril Frankel (1958)

91min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Sybil Thorndike, Kathleen Harrison and Estelle Winwood are a joy to behold as three old ladies who escape from a home and set themselves up on an isolated island as the relatives of millionaire Stanley Holloway. Eyes twinkling with mischief as they carve a niche in the local knitwear trade, they are easily on a par with those other matronly menaces, Josephine Hull and Jean Adair in Arsenic and Old Lace. Director Cyril Frankel's engaging piece of Irish whimsy is slight but diverting, and also notable as the film debut of Richard Harris.

Summary

Three old ladies escape from a retirement home to avoid being split up. Comedy, starring Sybil Thorndike, Kathleen Harrison and Estelle Winwood.

Cast & Crew

Actor Sybil Thorndike
Actor Kathleen Harrison
Actor Estelle Winwood
Actor Stanley Holloway
Actor Joyce Carey
Director Cyril Frankel
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: DVD
Comedy