The Three Lives of Thomasina (1964)

The Three Lives of Thomasina




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This delightful children's tale by Paul Gallico finds Mary (Karen Dotrice) and her beloved cat Thomasina living with her widowed veterinarian father Andrew (Patrick McGoohan). The small town vet matter-of-factly treats the animals brought to him with care, but he remains aloof, emotionless and distant. When the cat becomes injured, Andrew examines the pet and tells Mary that Thomasina will have to be "put to sleep." The distraught daughter and her friends plan a funeral for the doomed feline. A … More

Rating: PG (for thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Gallico, Robert Westerby
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 2004
Buena Vista Pictures



as Andrew McDhui

as Lori MacGregor

as Mary McDhui

as Hughie Stirling

as Rev. Angus Peddie

as Mrs. MacKenzie

as Willie Bannock

as Grandpa Stirling

as Jamie McNab

as Constable McQuarrie

as Mr. Dobbie

as Geordie

as Thomasina
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Critic Reviews for The Three Lives of Thomasina

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Cat-centric family classic touches on deep topics.

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

Typical '60s Disney fare; McGoohan always worth watching.

August 14, 2007

A magical drama about love, loss, and acceptance.

Full Review… | January 28, 2005

October 5, 2005

March 16, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Three Lives of Thomasina


This is a greatly underrated Disney classic. It's funny and cute, but it also has an exciting plot. Plus, McGoohan gives a great performance. I highly recommend this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Why don't they make movies like this anymore?

Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

I saw this way back in the day. it made me want to cringe. I felt horrible for that damned cat that had to wear a bonnet through the whole film. He had this look on his face that screamed "Somebody please kill me!"


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