In 2011 it was adapted as a saturday play for bbc radio 4 starring russell tovey as crichton a spoof version was made for series 3 of round the horne it was called the admirable loombucket with kenneth williams in the crichton role film adaptations the 1918 film was directed by g b samuelson. The admirable crichton is a 1957 british comedy film directed by lewis gilbert and starring kenneth more diane cilento cecil parker and sally ann howesthe film was based on j m barries 1902 stage comedy of the same nameit was released in the united states as paradise lagoon. Directed by george schaefer with norman barrs pamela brown edward cicciarelli richard easton a group of people are shipwrecked when their yacht runs aground on a south pacific island the usual hierarchy in an upper class british family breaks down quickly when it becomes apparent that only the servant crichton is capable of surviving on his own and he becomes the communitys leader. Audience reviews for the admirable crichton i never even heard of this film but what a gem it is brit social conventions are the target here as a snooty family of royals find their prejudices
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