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The Admirable Crichton (Paradise Lagoon)

The Admirable Crichton (Paradise Lagoon) (1957)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1957 Wide

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1957 Wide

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Paradise Lagoon is the American release title of the British The Admirable Crichton. In this Technicolor adaptation of James M. Barrie's oft-filmed stage play, Kenneth More stars as Crichton, the super-efficient butler for a family of haughty British aristocrats. Though More is true master of the household, he keeps his place, honoring the tightly regulated social structure of turn-of-the-century England. When the family, and its servants, are shipwrecked and marooned on a desert island, only

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J. M. Barrie's comedic play was brought to the screen by Lewis Gilbert wonderfully and with no expense spared. Often overlooked, The Admirable Crichton boasts quite an impressive cast, all of who do a great job. The comedy timing is spot on, especially in the straighter roles. It's location shoot and bright colours do stand it apart from many of its contemporaries as does its comment on social boundaries. It's an absolute joy to watch and is still very funny and still relevant today. The story has been retold in various incarnations over the years but never as successfully.

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SirPant

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To say they don't really make them like this anymore is a bit of a lie as the Madonna disaster 'Swept Away' uses a lot of elements from this story. It would be safer to say they don't make them as good as this nowadays. Here we have the ever reliable More (a mainstay of 50's British films) as the title character teaching the family he works for what it is to be a human being and falling in love along the way. The film looks great (the island looks just like the one in 'Swiss Family Robinson') and a great cast. A perfect Sunday afternoon film. Just sit back and enjoy.
June 25, 2012
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