Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat

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.


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, in spite 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.


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    director Stephen Frears
    genre comedy
    keywords bank manager home chimes world war i
    musicBy David Fanshawe