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The Three Lives of Thomasina (1964) was a Family - Drama Film directed by Don Chaffey and produced by Walt Disney and Hugh Attwooll.

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By The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 15, 2022 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Susan Hampshire is pictured getting close to two kittens in this candid photo from The Three Lives of Thomasina ( 1963 ) released by Walt Disney Studios. In the film, Hampshire portrays Lori, a "witch" of the glen who rescues animals. One of the animals she saves is Thomasina the cat, whom young Mar... Read full article

The Three Lives of Thomasina

By Rick29 on Jul 16, 2012 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

"I made them what are today--though I had to be murdered first." Thomasina--complete with bib. This opening line to The Three Lives of Thomasina is spoken by the title character, an orange tabby cat who begins her life with the MacDhui family in Scotland circa 1912. Thomasina belongs to seven-ye... Read full article

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Mrs. MacKenzie: For a clever man, you have a lot to learn.

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During a scene in which Dr. McDhui is performing surgery, he asks his assistant for the "Spencer Wells". This is a type of forceps, named for Sir Thomas Spencer Wells, physician to Queen Victoria and a pioneer in abdominal surgery.
The song sung by the children - and, moments later, by Lori - at Thomasina's funeral is "The Bonny Banks o' Loch Lomond".
Author of the book "Thomasina" Paul Gallico was present on the set during filming by special invitation. As Gallico quickly came to dislike "the great god Disney", he was vastly amused when one of the felines portraying Thomasina held up filming for two days when she flatly refused to perform a stunt for which she had been trained, in spite of Walt Disney's frustrated bellowing. Paul Gallico recalled in his memoirs: "I was proud of that cat!" As with many films with animals, more than one cat was used to portray Thomasina. Disney put a foreword on the film (DVD special features) and indicated 'Paul Gallico' was his friend.
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