63% The Maze Runner Sep 19
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
43% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

67% The Equalizer Sep 26
72% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
84% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

100% The Good Wife: Season 6
58% Madam Secretary: Season 1
—— Miss Marple: Season 6

New Episodes Tonight

—— American Dad!: Season 11
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
90% Outlander: Season 1

The Admirable Crichton (Paradise Lagoon)

The Admirable Crichton (Paradise Lagoon) (1957)


No Reviews Yet...

Release Date: Jan 1, 1957 Wide

No Reviews Yet...

Release Date: Jan 1, 1957 Wide



liked it
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 86

My Rating

Movie Info

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





Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

There are no critic reviews yet for The Admirable Crichton (Paradise Lagoon). Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for The Admirable Crichton (Paradise Lagoon)

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.
May 10, 2014

Super Reviewer

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
David Sayers

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Admirable Crichton (Paradise Lagoon) on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Critics Consensus
Critics Consensus

Maze Runner is Better than Average

Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg

What are his Five Favorite Films?

Hunger Games
Hunger Games

New Mockingjay - Part 1 trailer

Talk Like a Pirate Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day

Memorable pirates picture gallery

Foreign Titles

  • The Admirable Crichton (1957) (DE)
  • The Admirable Crichton (UK)
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile