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Father Goose (1964)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 10 December 1964 (USA)
During WW2, 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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The story of the Beachcomber and the Castaway Schoolteacher who gave him some surprising lessons ! See more »


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This movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Oscar Best Picture nominees often get nominated for (and frequently win) a screenplay award as well. In this year, all five Best Picture nominees were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, making the field's competition for the Oscar somewhat easier. See more »

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While at the Salamaua dock and conning Eckland into becoming a coast watcher, Frank Houghton is preparing to light his pipe in his left hand. In the next shot it's in his right hand, and he's smoking, but the next line of dialog has the pipe back in his left hand unlit. See more »

Quotes

Walter Eckland: [to the French girls] You two get in the bottom of the boat.
[pause]
Walter Eckland: Get in the bottom of the boat!
Catherine Freneau: They don't understand English.
Walter Eckland: Sure they do.
[puts them in the boat]
Walter Eckland: See?
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Pass Me By
Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh
Music by Cy Coleman (uncredited)
Sung by Digby Wolfe (uncredited)
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Excellent light comedy for ALL ages
25 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I agree with almost all of the other reviews but add that Trevor Howard is wonderful. He is completely natural and believable to the point that he almost steals the show from Cary Grant; not an easy task! Cary and Leslie Caron make their unlikely match seem quite natural. -- And the photography is just gorgeous. This was especially so when I first viewed it on a big screen back when it was released.


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