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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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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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The story of the Beachcomber and the Castaway Schoolteacher who gave him some surprising lessons ! See more »


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10 December 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der große Wolf ruft  »

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$12,500,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film features the same piece of stock footage of a submarine firing a torpedo that was used in Cary Grant's previous World War II comedy Operation Petticoat (1959). See more »

Goofs

When Catherine is trying to catch a fish she misses and falls over backwards in the water soaking her clothes. We cut to Walter, then back to Catherine and her clothes are now dry. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Freneau: [Eckland has sucked the "poison" from Catherine's "snakebite"] Tell me, I would like to know - what did my blood taste like?
Walter Eckland: Delicious. Now come on.
[he tries to take her coconut full of whiskey]
Catherine Freneau: No, no, no, I'm serious. What did it taste like?
Walter Eckland: Well how would I know? I'm not a vampire,
Catherine Freneau: Um, was it salty?
Walter Eckland: Mmm, a little salty, yes.
Catherine Freneau: Too salty?
Walter Eckland: No, it was just right.
Catherine Freneau: Oh, no! You thought it was too salty, I can tell! You didn't like it!
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Connections

Referenced in You're a Big Boy Now (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Pass Me By
Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh
Music by Cy Coleman (uncredited)
Sung by Digby Wolfe (uncredited)
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FATHER GOOSE IS AN EXCELLENT MOVIE FOR FAMILY
21 May 2004 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

I've recently learnt about Cary Grant and purchased a few of his movies. I like Father Goose the best. Cary Grant and Leslie Caron were very intelligent in this movie: the way they brought out character they played - Mr. Eckland and Madame Freneau.

I feel connected with the story. My daughter and I have watched this movie more than 100 times and we really enjoy it every time. In Father Goose, Cary Grant played a character, which was quite different from other of his movies such as Indiscreet, That Touch Of Mink, To Catch A Thief, etc.., He was unshaved, uncombed, filthy, untidy, insensitive, and care-free. But underneath of this messy image, a suave, full of fact-of-life Walter Eckland would not mind to suck out the venom in an attempt to save Ms. Freneau. I was really moved.


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