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Lord Loam has modern ideas about his household; he believes in treating his servants as his equals - at least sometimes. His butler, Crichton, still believes that members of the serving class should know their place and be happy there. But when the Loam family are shipwrecked on a desert island with the self-reliant Crichton and between maid Tweeny, the class system is put to the test.Written by
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For much of his role as Bill Crichton, Kenneth More was filmed from the waist up to hide the fact that he was wearing shorts with his dinner-jacket because of the heat during filming. See more »
When land is first sighted, Tweeny has only one arm on the oar when the binoculars are passed to Crichton. In the next shot, when Crichton is looking through the binoculars, she has both arms on the oar. See more »
Generally regarded as a traditional song, but lyrics are sometimes attributed to James Yorkston with music arranged by Edmund Forman
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A British comedy about an aristocrat and his haughty British family who become stranded on a desert island with their servants. The pressures of island existence soon result in a reversal of the social order.
This is a handsome adaptation, a delightful comedy, charming and fun. Kenneth More is less than fully versatile in his role as the butler knowing and enjoying his place, but he shines in female company. Diane Cilento as maid Eliza proves entertaining, as does Martita Hunt as the grand Lady Brocklehurst. Cecil Parker is also brilliant as the Earl. The story is rather simple, less of a satire and more a gentle assault on the British class system. It is well photographed and colourful with lots of humorous props and a touch of romance which helps move the story along.
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