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Father Goose (1964)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 10 December 1964 (USA)
During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

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During World War II South Sea beachcomber Walter Eckland is persuaded to spy on planes passing over his island. He gets more than he bargained for as schoolteacher Catherine Frenau arrives on the run from the Japanese with her pupils in tow! Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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They're sharing a South Sea island with 7 little chaperones...and the Pacific as their battleground! See more »


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Der große Wolf ruft  »

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Trivia

Cary Grant plays a scruffy whisky-swilling beachcomber sailor in this movie. He is considered to be 'cast against type' for this role, quite antithetical to his suave sophisticated debonair on-screen persona. See more »

Goofs

When Catherine is getting drunk after being "snakebit," she says to Walter "I bet you think I'm an iceberg." Leslie Caron, however, is clearly saying "I bet you think I'm frigid." See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Stebbings RAN: We could have transferred George Dickens from the interior if he hadn't gotten himself eaten that way.
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: You needn't make him sound such a shirker, Stebbings.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer Badman (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Pass Me By
Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh
Music by Cy Coleman (uncredited)
Sung by Digby Wolfe (uncredited)
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Pretty good, some good laughs
4 October 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I wouldn't dare say this was an extremely great movie, but it was pretty good, I enjoyed it. I think this is the first Cary Grant movie I've ever seen and I thought he did a fine job with his role. Some of his reactions are just hilarious!

There are quite a few times though where you really feel for Cary Grant's character, because he gets completely over-run by the women that he is forced to provide for. In the end though, everyone seems to get along.

All I can really say about the film is that it's a pretty interesting story with some interesting turn of events and some good comedy. I wouldn't recommend the film to everyone, but if you're interested, go ahead and take a peak. I hope you enjoy the film.

-Chris


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