The Admirable Crichton 03/02/19

Twilight Time

The oft-staged satire of class differences, sort of a genteel precursor to Joseph Losey’s The Servant, maroons a millionaire and his three daughters on a tropical island. Naturally the unfazed butler (Kenneth More) not only takes charge of their survival, but sets himself up as the new boss. The charming comedy features many beloved faces: Diane Cilento, Sally Ann Howes, Martita Hunt, Jack Watling, Cecil Parker, Miles Malleson and Eddie Byrne. Plus, it’s directed by Lewis Gilbert and shot by Wilkie Cooper, in Technicolor. And the CineSavant review is by Charlie Largent. On Blu-ray from Twilight Time.