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The Admirable Crichton (1957) was a Comedy Film directed by Lewis Gilbert and produced by Ian Dalrymple.

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The Admirable Crichton ( 1957 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 31, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Lewis Gilbert's version of The Admirable Crichton is a handsome adaptation of one of J.M Barrie's most popular plays which, although often referred to as a "satire", was more than likely Barrie's way of disguising his gentle assault on the British class system. It's also a rather unabashed look at t... Read full article


The Admirable Crichton ( 1957 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 31, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Lewis Gilbert's version of The Admirable Crichton is a handsome adaptation of one of J.M Barrie's most popular plays which, although often referred to as a "satire", was more than likely Barrie's way of disguising his gentle assault on the British class system. It's also a rather unabashed look at t... Read full article


The Admirable Crichton ( 1957 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 31, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Lewis Gilbert's version of The Admirable Crichton is a handsome adaptation of one of J.M Barrie's most popular plays which, although often referred to as a "satire", was more than likely Barrie's way of disguising his gentle assault on the British class system. It's also a rather unabashed look at t... Read full article


The Admirable Crichton ( 1957 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 31, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Lewis Gilbert's version of The Admirable Crichton is a handsome adaptation of one of J.M Barrie's most popular plays which, although often referred to as a "satire", was more than likely Barrie's way of disguising his gentle assault on the British class system. It's also a rather unabashed look at t... Read full article


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Bill Crichton: One can't recapture a dream. Don't spoil it by trying to.


Lady Brocklehurst: George... Listen when anyone begins to answer with "The fact is... "
Brocklehurst: But why, mother?
Lady Brocklehurst: Because that is, usually, the beginning of a lie.


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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.
The original Broadway production of "The Admirable Crichton" by J.M. Barrie opened at the Lyceum Theater on November 17, 1903, ran for 144 performances with William Gillette {famous for his Sherlock Holmes plays and portrayal} in the title role. The play was revived on Broadway in 1931.
Although Douglas Gamley is credited as sole composer, Richard Addinsell, of "Warsaw Concerto" fame, supplied the original dance music, including a waltz, a polka, and a galop. These pieces were reconstructed, recorded, and released on CD in 2003.
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