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Daisies in December (1995)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 3 December 1995
A grumpy senior citizen dumped at a retirement home by his vacationing family finds love with a new acquaintance who hides a secret.


Mark Haber


John Kane, Jenny Paschall (story)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joss Ackland ... Gerald Carmody
Jean Simmons ... Katherine Palmer
Pippa Guard ... Miss Glaistow
Judith Barker Judith Barker ... Miss Bunch
Barbara Lott Barbara Lott ... Mrs. Carmichael
Muriel Pavlow ... Miss Dean
Wolfe Morris ... Mr. Prager
Ian Crowe Ian Crowe ... Derek
Eric Carte ... Arthur Carmody
Sally Knyvette ... Joyce Carmody
Thomas Copeland Thomas Copeland ... Matthew Carmody
Stuart Piper Stuart Piper ... Steven Carmody
John Harding John Harding ... John
Derek Crewe ... Morris
Sally Watts Sally Watts ... Nurse


When Gerald Carmody is left at a seaside old-folks' hotel while his family goes skiing, he feels very grumpy and abandoned and is determined to have a rotten time. But things turn around when he meets the charming Katherine Palmer. But she's hiding something from Gerald, and their December romance may have to end sooner than either one wishes. Written by Kathy Li

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Release Date:

3 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Nome do Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

St Ives, Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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This was Wolfe Morris' final acting role before his death on July 21, 1996 at the age of 71. See more »


Arthur Carmody: Ah, now that is handy; a little sewing kit, and something to polish your shoes with. Look!
Gerald Carmody: Oh, wonderful. I can't wait to sit in the bath, sewing my socks, shining my shoes and wearing my shower cap.
Arthur Carmody: Dad, we really want you to enjoy this. We couldn't leave you alone, not after what happened.
Gerald Carmody: It was an isolated incident.
Arthur Carmody: Yes, well, there's no point in going over old ground.
Gerald Carmody: Absolutely. Well, I'll see you in two weeks then. Don't be surprised if I'm still sitting here.
Arthur Carmody: Then you'd be a damned fool...
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A simple yet wonderful story
9 July 2006 | by afsjpSee all my reviews

This is my favourite film of all time. A simple yet wonderful story which is set in St Ives in Cornwall and based around the Tregenna Castle hotel overlooking St Ives bay. My parents stayed at the hotel whilst filming took place. I have made every effort to get a copy of this film without success as I taped over my copy!! The film, as I have said, is a simple yet heart warming tale of older love and the story becomes very poignant as the film progresses. The music score is also excellent and fits in with the film perfectly. Joss Ackland and Jean Simmons are cast wonderfully and the location just adds to the feel of the film. The film was made for the American market but was shown by the BBC here in the UK. This is a true Sunday afternoon film.

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