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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 »

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J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

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

Complete credited cast:
Donald Sinden ... Peter Weston
Diana Dors ... Vanessa Colebrook
Jeannie Carson Jeannie Carson ... Moira O'Shannon (as Jean Carson)
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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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

Margaret Rutherford receives 'Our guest star artiste' credit. See more »

Goofs

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

Dance Music
(uncredited)
Music by Ken Mackintosh and Tony Osborne
Performed by Ken Mackintosh and his band
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watch out for the rubber alligator!
10 May 2003 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Rank International made some pretty odd films in their time, and in this semi-comedy, semi-musical, they don't quite seem to know where this one is going. Donald Sinden plays a music shop assistant, Peter, who gets lumbered with Daisy the alligator on his trip home from holiday, during which time he has met Irish zoo employee Moira. Moira has a few musical numbers which seem a little misplaced. Back home is Peter's girlfriend, Vanessa (Diana Dors), obviously from a rich family (her overbearing father has a huge house), and his parents and grandfather (Stanley Holloway). There's also a dotty pet shop owner who 'talks' to animals by breathing down their noses, and several small or cameo parts for the likes of Frankie Howerd, Jimmy Edwards, Joan Hickson, and Gilbert Harding, plus an early showy role for Stephen Boyd in the last bit of the film. Daisy is sometimes a real alligator, and sometimes clearly not ... when she is real she does the usual things that animals do to disrupt people, before everything is fixed to everyone's advantage at the end.


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