The Three Lives of Thomasina

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"I Am Thomasina — A Most Unusual Cat ... They Say I'm Enchanted, and I Am!"
  • PG
  • 1963
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 7.2  (2,564)

In the 1963 movie The Three Lives of Thomasina, viewers are taken on a journey through three different stages of the life of a beloved feline hero. The story follows the life of Thomasina (voiced by Elspeth March) who is a beautiful Scottish tabby cat that roams around his owner's farm. The first chapter of Thomasina's life is about his young owner, Mary (Karen Dotrice) who discovers the cat as a kitten and instantly falls in love with it. Thomasina is a playful and adventurous kitten, always getting into mischief and causing chaos around the farm. However, his life quickly turns sour when Mary's father (Patrick McGoohan) discovers the cat has changed the attitude of his daughter, and feeling that she is too attached to the cat, he decides to have Thomasina disposed of.

Thomasina then meets up with a group of stray cats, led by a wise old cat named Lori (Susan Hampshire). The second chapter of the story revolves around Thomasina's time with Lori and her gang, as they teach her the ways of the feline world. Meanwhile, in the human world, Mary is heartbroken over Thomasina's loss and scours the town for him while bearing sadness.

Directed by Don Chaffey, this family-friendly movie is an endearing tale of the relationship between a cat and its owner. It explores themes of loss, friendship, and the relationship between pets and humans. The movie can be enjoyed by adults and children alike, with light-hearted humour which makes it appealing to all age groups.

The entire cast of the movie gives a stunning performance with Patrick McGoohan, in particular, delivering an excellent portrayal of the role of the protective father. Susan Hampshire also shines in her role as Lori, a wise old cat, who takes Thomasina under his wing and teaches him the ways of the feline world.

The Three Lives of Thomasina is excellently shot and well-paced, each chapter of the movie effectively portraying the phase of Thomasina's life's journey while also spinning a bit of magic in the minds of the viewers. The movie's storyline is engaging and compelling, and the cinematography and direction are fantastic, with vivid visuals that captivate the audience's imagination.

The third chapter is where everything comes together, and viewers discover whether Thomasina is ultimately discovered and reunited with its owner, or whether it continues to live out its days with Lori and the stray cats. It's an emotionally heartwarming conclusion to this unforgettable tale of adventure.

Overall, The Three Lives of Thomasina is a timeless classic that still resonates with viewers of all ages. It's an enchanting story that stands the test of time, and despite being over 50 years old, it still remains a heartwarming family film. The movie's message about the bond between animals and humans is timeless and essential, and this is what makes it a true classic. Whether you're a pet lover or simply enjoy a great family film, The Three Lives of Thomasina is a must-watch.

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    1 hr 37 min
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    7.2  (2,564)