Three Men in a Boat (1975 film)
Three Men in a Boat is a 1975 BBC comedy film adapted by Tom Stoppard, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Tim Curry, Michael Palin, and Stephen Moore. It is based on the 1889 novel Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome.
|Three Men in a Boat|
|Based on||Three Men in a Boat|
by Jerome K. Jerome
|Written by||Tom Stoppard|
|Directed by||Stephen Frears|
|Narrated by||Tim Curry|
|Music by||David Fanshawe|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||64 minutes|
|Original release||31 December 1975|
Michael Palin played in this film just as he was establishing his post-Monty Python career, and the film has "glints of Python-like silliness throughout".
The film is narrated in first-person by Curry playing Jerome. Although the film follows the book's plot faithfully, it ends with an epilogue about the real-world events that shaped it. The narrator talks about the book's original appearance in Home Chimes and the excision of the serious travelogue parts by the magazine's editor. He then goes on to relate that Carl Hentschel ('Harris') was accused of being a German during World War I, inspite of being a Pole, that George Wingrave ('George') went on to become a bank manager, and that the book was written after returning from his honeymoon.
- Lee, Marc (24 August 2009). "Michael Palin: he's not a Messiah, just a very nice man". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
- "Three Men – The Facts". The Jerome K Jerome Society. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2019.