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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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Storyline

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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10 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Papá ganso  »

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Trivia

The production of this movie utilized about eight weeks in Hollywood at Universal Studios and about four weeks on location at a coconut plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 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

[Eckland has just discovered that there was no snake when Houghton, who believes Catherine is dead, is calling]
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Walter? Are you there, Walter? I have the chaplain, I thought it might be a comfort if he said a few words.
Walter Eckland: Never mind the chaplain, Frank. She's alive. The snake's dead.
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Walter, explain yourself.
[Eckland puts down the microphone]
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Walter? Walter?
[shouting]
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Walter!
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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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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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