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


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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 »

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When Catherine is trying to catch a fish she misses and falls over backwards in the water soaking her clothes. We cut to Walter, then back to Catherine and her clothes are now dry. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Freneau: How in English do you say "parachute"?
Walter Eckland: Uh... Parachute.
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Referenced in You're a Big Boy Now (1966) See more »

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Pass Me By
Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh
Music by Cy Coleman (uncredited)
Sung by Digby Wolfe (uncredited)
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Elegant Comedy-Mystery
25 May 2003 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This second to last film of Cary Grant was one he spoke highly of in interviews.

It was my decided pleasure to be in attendance at his "A Conversation With Cary Grant" at the Front Row Theater in Cleveland shortly before his death. During this unforgettable evening, Grant fielded questions from an audience of over five hundred for nearly two hours.

Grant seemed to possess a photographic memory, recalling incidents of his life and career down to the smallest detail. "Father Goose" was revealed to be one of his favorite projects.

Looking at the film today, one can see the senior star enjoying his character and well polished script. He was nicely paired with Leslie Caron, and the two struck an engaging chemistry for these capers.

Grant also had the good sense to say farewell to these leading man parts (being aware that he could never become a "character" actor) threw in the towel and moved on to better things, like Fabrege.

We're left with another delightful Grant performance in an illustrious and remarkably diversified career.


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