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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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Harriet
Laurelle Felsette ...
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Nicole 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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The story of the Beachcomber and the Castaway Schoolteacher who gave him some surprising lessons ! See more »


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Trivia

All the call-signs used are from traditional nursery rhymes and fairy tales, with the exception of 'Briar Patch'. 'Briar Patch' is likely to be a reference from "Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings" by Joel Chandler Harris. As such it is an unlikely call-sign to be used by British or Australian personnel. 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

Commander Frank Houghton RAN: [after explaining the Coast-watching service] It's ary important work, Walter. Damned important. You'd might like to volunteer.
Walter Eckland: Oh, I'd love to, Frank! But, I've just signer on for another watching service: the "Watch Out for Walter Eckland" Service!
Lieutenant Stebbings RAN: A great many lives are at stake, Mr. Eckland!
Walter Eckland: Now listen to me, both of you! Now, several years ago, I made peace with the World. Now, if the World isn't bright enough to make peace with ITSELF, it's just going to have to settle things without me!
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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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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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