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The Three Lives of Thomasina (1964)

Patrick McGoohan , Susan Hampshire , Don Chaffey  |  PG |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elspeth March
  • Directors: Don Chaffey
  • Writers: Screenplay By Robert Westerby, Based On The Book "Thomasina" By Paul Gallico
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001I55R4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,617 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Three Lives of Thomasina" on IMDb

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A beloved tabby cat becomes the catalyst for healing and hope between a young girl and her widowed father in Disney's 1964 classic, based on the enchanting fable by Paul Gallico. Set in the Scottish highlands in 1912, the story focuses on Andrew MacDhui (Patrick McGoohan) a veterinarian who, after the death of his wife, has closed his heart to goodness and empathy-- toward his animal patients and his only child. Left essentially an orphan, Mary (Karen Dotrice) finds love from her cat, Thomasina, until a tragedy injures the cat and her father orders it to be killed. A tenderhearted maiden (Susan Hampshire) finds Thomasina, detects a heartbeat, and nurses the feline back to health. Her healing powers eventually move beyond the animal kingdom into the lives of MacDhui and Mary. The stellar cast includes standout performances by Dotrice and Matthew Garber (who plays Mary's loyal chum)--better known as the duo, Jane and Michael Banks, in Mary Poppins. Best watched with kids and Kleenex. (Ages 5 and older) --Lynn Gibson

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Set against the beauty of the Scottish Highlands, Paul Gallico's best-selling story of a little girl's undying love for her cat comes wonderfully to life in this classic Disney adaptation. Tragedy strikes when Mary McDhui (Karen Dotrice) finds her beloved Thomasina seriously injured. Not even her stern father, a widowed veterinarian (Patrick McGoohan), can save the pet. Their only hope lies in a mysterious "witch" and the healing power of love. Conjuring up both tears and laughter, this tender film has a magical charm that will linger long in your heart.

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80 of 84 people found the following review helpful
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Paul Gallico's charming little story "Thomasina" is turned into an equally lovely little Disney film from 1964 directed by Don Chaffey ("Greyfriars Bobby"). Veterinarian Andrew MacDhui (Patrick McGoohan) is a widower who is raising his young daughter Mary (Karen Dotrice) in Scotland in 1912. Andrew has no empathy for the townsfolk who love their pets and when Mary's beloved cat Thomasina is injured he quickly decides the animal should be killed. Mary is distraught and Andrew simply cannot understand why the logic of the situation is not clear to the girl. Mary and her friends prepare an elaborate funeral for Thomasina, at which point Lori MacGregor (Susan Hampshire) shows up. The children think she is a witch, but in truth she lives in the woods and nurses injured animals back to health using love and common sense. Lori recognizes the cat is not dead and takes it home to help it recover, during which time Thomasina goes to Cat Heaven in a marvelously fanciful sequence. Andrew has a bad reputation with the locals because he killed his daughter's cat and they start taking their pets to Lori. Andrew finally goes to see her and is not so busy being impressed by her healing skills that he fails to fall in love with her. But then Mary sees Thomasina walking outside her house and chases after her in a driving storm and ends up catching pneumonia. The doctors hold out no hope to the frantic Andrew, and Lori tells him that only he can help Mary recover using the power of love.
Lots of Disney movies have a cold-hearted adult transformed into a human being, and "The Three Lives of Thomasina" is one of the best of this type of film, even better than "Pollyanna.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FEY SCOTTISH TALE November 30, 1999
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I remember watching this little gem on television in Concord, California around 1964! I loved this film as a child and just got my kids the video last night for a peek after some 37 (!) years. It's every bit as charming as Disney's earlier GREYFRIAR'S BOBBY (with Donald Crisp), and, thanks to a strong cast led by Patrick McGoohan and Susan Hampshire, infinitely more enjoyable! The film tells the story of a Scottish veterinarian Andrew MacDhui and daughter Mary, whose affection for a beautiful cat named Thomasina comes between them. When the cat is seriously injured, Mary's father "puts the cat to sleep" but Thomasina is disovered by Lori MacGregor, who nurses the cat back to health. Her love and understanding finally reunite father and daughter in the touching climax. Although the film wasn't a huge box-office success, it was considered one of the best foreign productions released by the Disney studio in the sixties.
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful
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Paul Gallico's charming little story "Thomasina" is turned into an equally lovely little Disney film from 1964 directed by Don Chaffey ("Greyfriars Bobby"). Veterinarian Andrew MacDhui (Patrick McGoohan) is a widower who is raising his young daughter Mary (Karen Dotrice) in Scotland in 1912. Andrew has no empathy for the townsfolk who love their pets and when Mary's beloved cat Thomasina is injured he quickly decides the animal should be killed. Mary is distraught and Andrew simply cannot understand why the logic of the situation is not clear to the girl. Mary and her friends prepare an elaborate funeral for Thomasina, at which point Lori MacGregor (Susan Hampshire) shows up. The children think she is a witch, but in truth she lives in the woods and nurses injured animals back to health using love and common sense. Lori recognizes the cat is not dead and takes it home to help it recover, during which time Thomasina goes to Cat Heaven in a marvelously fanciful sequence. Andrew has a bad reputation with the locals because he killed his daughter's cat and they start taking their pets to Lori. Andrew finally goes to see her and is not so busy being impressed by her healing skills that he fails to fall in love with her. But then Mary sees Thomasina walking outside her house and chases after her in a driving storm and ends up catching pneumonia. The doctors hold out no hope to the frantic Andrew, and Lori tells him that only he can help Mary recover using the power of love.
Lots of Disney movies have a cold-hearted adult transformed into a human being, and "The Three Lives of Thomasina" is one of the best of this type of film, even better than "Pollyanna.
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This is the story of a little girl who loses her beloved cat, Thomasina, because her widowed veteranarian father refused to treat it, seeing "pets" as easily replacable. Enter the mysterious beautiful "witch" in the glen who takes in hurt animals and nurses them back to health, trusting in God and love to do the healing her hands cannot. This movie is not only a well done, entertaining story for all ages but it teaches a very valuable lesson we'd all do well to heed. I rated the movie itself a 5 but the scale does not go high enough to rate it's message. An excellent gift for children. God bless END
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5.0 out of 5 stars She loved it, watches it all the time
I bought The Three Lives of Thomasina for my 8 year old Grandaughter, I watched it for the first time at that age. She loved it , watches it all the time. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Frannycakes
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this movie since I was a kid!
Wonderful movie, I had forgotten some of it, great to watch again!
Published 8 days ago by Easterner
5.0 out of 5 stars The movie brought back many good memories of my childhood
The movie brought back many good memories of my childhood. Disney had so many great movies! The video display was great, the color was vivid, I'm so glad I purchased it!
Published 9 days ago by Linda A Lister
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved the movie!
Published 10 days ago by Gin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My granddaughter loves it!
Published 12 days ago by Carolyn S. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved this movie for years.
Published 17 days ago by Valerie Diamond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another great old lmovie for the grandkids...
Published 18 days ago by Susan Beaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked the Movies. Thank you
Published 29 days ago by Shantal N.
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR HAVING THIS MOVIE
BOUGHT THIS MOVIE FOR MY TWIN SISTER. IT'S A CHILDHOOD THING FROM WHEN WE WERE KIDS. LOVE THIS. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR HAVING THIS MOVIE. Read more
Published 1 month ago by donna stockton
5.0 out of 5 stars ... wanted my grand children to see the old movies like this one
I wanted my grand children to see the old movies like this one. They liked it very much.
Published 1 month ago by windyhill
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