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Alive and Kicking

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1958
  • Cyril Frankel
  • 91 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy starring Sybil Thorndike. Three ladies make a dramatic escape from an old people's home when they discover they are about to be separated and wind up on a remote Irish island.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Sybil Thorndike, Kathleen Harrison and Estelle Winwood are a joy to behold here, playing 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.

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Credits

Cast

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DoraSybil Thorndike
RosieKathleen Harrison
MabelEstelle Winwood
MacDonaghStanley Holloway
Old manLiam Redmond
Old womanMarjorie Rhodes
LoverRichard Harris
LoverOlive McFarland
SolicitorJohn Salew
CaptainEric Pohlmann
BirdwatcherColin Gordon

Crew

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DirectorCyril Frankel

Details

Released on
1959-07-13
Languages
English
Guidance
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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