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Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him keep his pet Daisy anymore. Weston offers him a kind ear and the sailor takes him for a kind man. When Weston wakes up later in the journey he finds that the sailor has left Daisy in his care. The problem is that Daisy is a middle sized alligator. Whilst trying to throw the beast overboard, he meets Moira who helps him out. He is desperate to see her again and uses the alligator as an excuse.Written by
bob the moo
I liked this movie a lot more than most reviewers seem to have done. I do agree with the reviewer who noted that the introduction – out of nowhere – of a musical number was very jarring. And, of course, the whole premise of having a friendly pet alligator is silly. But that's okay because it's supposed to be a silly, whimsical movie. I don't recall ever seeing Jeannie Crain in a movie before but it is a name I knew. For some odd reason, I remember the Hey Jeannie television show from the mid-fifties when I would have been about eight. I vividly remember Jeannie singing, "You take the high road " So it was a treat to be reminded of this memory. The movie was a showcase for so many well-known British character actors. While I didn't recognize them all, many I did and especially enjoyed seeing Holloway, Lawson, Hickson, and Rutherford. Hmmm. Two Miss Marples (and quite different portrayals at that!) in one movie. That's cool. I thought the movie was highly entertaining and certainly worthy of a second watching.
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