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Father Goose (1964)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 10 December 1964 (USA)
During World War II, 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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Laurelle Felsette ...
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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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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 »

Goofs

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: Great blood!
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Pass Me By
Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh
Music by Cy Coleman (uncredited)
Sung by Digby Wolfe (uncredited)
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Pleasant movie, superb dialogue
15 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Father Goose" is not my pick for the best Cary Grant flick (I think that's "Operation Petticoat", if you exclude his collaborations with Hitchcock), but it's a pleasant--if a little overlong--movie that works very well as light entertainment. The dialogue is superb, containing some really witty remarks and delightful exchanges. And it is fun to see Grant playing a sullen boozer--quite an exceptional role for him.


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