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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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Walter
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Catherine
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Houghton
Jack Good ...
Stebbings
Sharyl Locke ...
Pip Sparke ...
Verina Greenlaw ...
Christine
Stephanie Berrington ...
Elizabeth
Jennifer Berrington ...
Harriet
Laurelle Felsette ...
Angelique
Nicole Felsette ...
Dominique
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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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10 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Father Goose  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cary Grant was offered the role of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964) but turned it down to star in this movie. He wanted Audrey Hepburn to play Catherine, but she was already committed to My Fair Lady (1964). 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

Catherine Freneau: I'm a... a picture straightener.
Walter Eckland: You're a what?
Catherine Freneau: A picture straightener.
Walter Eckland: Oh.
Catherine Freneau: When I see a picture on a wall that doesn't hang straightly, I straighten it.
Walter Eckland: Oh, you do that.
Catherine Freneau: And I brush my teeth every morning and every night.
Catherine Freneau: And if I don't have a toothbrush...
Catherine Freneau: [Demonstrating] ... I use my finger.
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Featured in The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

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
25 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

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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