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Father Goose (1964)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 10 December 1964 (USA)
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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They're sharing a South Sea island with 7 little chaperones...and the Pacific as their battleground! See more »


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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 »

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When Walter originally arrives is the harbor, he is towing the dinghy. While tied alongside the dock the line tied to the dinghy is gone. See more »

Quotes

Girl: We're sinking!
Walter Eckland: Well don't just sit there, dammit, start bailing!
Catherine Freneau: Mr. Eckland, your language!
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) 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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Vintage Cary Grant in a romantic WWII farce with Leslie Caron.
13 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is vintage Cary Grant, reminiscent of his earlier romantic comedies. He plays Walter Eckland, a rough, gruff, unkempt loaner coerced into being a spotter for the Royal Navy on a remote Pacific island. He is forced to take in a teacher and her seven charges, all female, ranging in age from 5 to 14. Leslie Caron is excellent and funny as the teacher. She sets out to change Walter "for the sake of the girls" by pouring out all his whiskey. One of the best scenes in the film comes when Leslie Caron is supposedly bitten by a snake (a stick) and Walter gets her drunk to ease the pain of her dying. This is great comedy. This film is a MUST SEE for Grant fans. Rating: 9.0


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