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Father Goose (1964)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Romance  |  10 December 1964 (USA)
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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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Trivia

Sidney Poitier visited the set during the production shoot in Jamaica to congratulate director Ralph Nelson on receiving a Best Director Oscar nomination for Lilies of the Field (1963), a film he had worked on with Poitier. See more »

Goofs

For the sake of pacing, numerous liberties are taken with the way two-way radio actually works (overlaps, interruptions, etc.). See more »

Quotes

Walter Eckland: [after bring the girls back to the island, Mr. Eckland is sitting eating while all the girls watch him] If you're waiting for the big finale, I'm sorry this is all I do.
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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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