Three Men in a Boat

When they weren't making such prestigious Anglo-American affairs as The African Queen and Moulin Rouge, producers John and James Woolf often turned their hand to small-scale British comedy. This mannered, eccentric adaptation of Jerome K Jerome's equally mannered, eccentric novel, wasn't one of their great successes. Shooting was dogged by bad weather. Then, when the film was complete, it all but sank at the box office. (For some reason, it did extremely well in Paris, even as it failed elsewhere.) Still, it's entertaining stuff, enlivened by rum performances from Tomlinson, Edwards and Harvey as the three Edwardian duffers cruising down the Thames.

Release details

Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ken Annakin
Screenwriter: Hubert Gregg, Vernon Harris
Cast: David Tomlinson
Jimmy Edwards
Laurence Harvey
Shirley Eaton
Jill Ireland
Martita Hunt
Lisa Gastoni
Robertson Hare
Miles Malleson
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