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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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island | plane | tween girl | jungle | enemy | See more »


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10 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Papá ganso  »

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Frank's remark to Walter that the Japanese had taken Singapore that morning fixes the date the film opens as February 15, 1942. The official surrender, however, did not take place until 5:15 in the afternoon. See more »

Goofs

When Walter is getting ready to take a nap he removes his left shoe twice. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Freneau: Where is your boat?
Walter Eckland: [Indicating the dinghy] It's right there lady. If you spit you'd sink it.
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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
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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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