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Father Goose (1964)

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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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Father Goose  »

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Trivia

In later years, Cary Grant always claimed his role in this film was most like his real personality. He claimed he kept in touch with most of the girls as they grew up and had families of their own. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Eckland first approaches the hut on the island, the boards on the front porch are rotten and one of the steps and a board in front of the door collapse when he steps on them. Yet the sailors had to walk over these same boards to load the hut with boxes of provisions just a few minutes earlier. Why didn't the boards break under them? 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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Soundtracks

Pass Me By
Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh
Music by Cy Coleman (uncredited)
Sung by Digby Wolfe (uncredited)
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Very Good Movie
25 July 2001 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Have seen this movie many times.. Cary Grant at his best! In real life, Cary is in his 60's and Caron is in her 30's. But the age difference doesn't even come into play here. They seem to fit perfectly. See it, you won't be sorry!


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