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An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 June 1956 (Finland)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Charles Terrot (novel), Jack Davies (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Donald Sinden ... Peter Weston
Diana Dors ... Vanessa Colebrook
Jeannie Carson Jeannie Carson ... Moira O'Shannon
James Robertson Justice ... Sir James Colebrook
Stanley Holloway ... The General
Roland Culver ... Col. Geoffrey Weston
Margaret Rutherford ... Prudence Croquet
Avice Landone ... Mrs. Weston
Stephen Boyd ... Albert O'Shannon
Richard Wattis ... Hoskins
Henry Kendall ... Valet
Michael Shepley ... The Judge
Ken Mackintosh & His Band Ken Mackintosh & His Band ... Themselves
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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

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The big hep-happy musical about pets and pettin' - and songs you won't be forgettin'! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1956 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Costela do Diabo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Before she discovers that Daisy "speaks" English, she says that since Daisy is Brazilian, she will have to speak Spanish to her. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa Colebrook: I just saw a giraffe playing a guitar, but I didn't let it interrupt my conversation.
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Soundtracks

If You Want To Know the Time, Ask a Policeman
(uncredited)
Written by Augustus Durandeau and Edward William Rogers
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A delightful, charming movie
7 May 2012 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

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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