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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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In later years, Cary Grant always claimed his role in this film was most like his real personality. He claimed he kept in touch with most of the girls as they grew up and had families of their own. See more »

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At one point, Walter is using the radio and he does not push the "talk" button, yet Frank answers him. See more »

Quotes

Walter Eckland: [about the Coast Watching Service] We've been friends for a long time. Do you really think you can talk me into it?
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: No, I suppose you're right. Stebbings, confiscate all the small craft on this pier.
Lieutenant Stebbings RAN: But this is the only one there is, Sir.
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Confiscate it.
Lieutenant Stebbings RAN: Yes, sir.
Walter Eckland: Frank, you can't do that! I'll go over your head! Who's in charge here?
Lieutenant Stebbings RAN: He is!
Walter Eckland: Frank, you can't do that to me! That boat's all I have!
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: You said we've been friends for a long time, Walter. Do you really think you can talk me out of 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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Gallons of fun...
28 November 2001 | by (Deep South) – See all my reviews

This film is lots of fun and goes down smooth. Grant is classic as the grizzled boozer who plays look-out for the Allies and a gaggle of young lassies. It is one of the more well-executed romantic comedies (that's how I would classify it, anyway) and the tension of the final scenes is excellent considering the difficulty of weaving in such weighty material to an otherwise farcical film. Nobody does those twisted-lip facial expressions of exasperation better than Grant.

I will always remember a certain Sunday in lil ole Luverne, Alabama, having a great time with my family watching trusty TBS (the way it used to be). It's not the greatest movie ever, but it is a fine choice for a lazy afternoon or light evening fun. I give it a 7/10 and it might deserve higher marks. Break out the Orville Reddenbocker, and follow with an "Operation Petticoat" chaser.


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