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Director:
Writers:
Ellis Kadison (screenplay)
Upton Sinclair (book)
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Release Date:
19 July 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Take off your brakes and Laugh! See more »
Plot:
An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Walter Brennan ... D.J. Mulrooney / Knobby
Matthew Garber ... Rodney Winthrop

Karen Dotrice ... Elizabeth Winthrop

Richard Deacon ... Ralph Yarby
Tom Lowell ... Jasper
Sean McClory ... Horatio Quaxton

Ed Wynn ... Rufus
Jerome Cowan ... Dr. Ramsey

Charles Lane ... Dr. Scoggins
Norman Grabowski ... Male Nurse
Gil Lamb ... Gas Attendant
Maudie Prickett ... Katie Barrett
Cami Sebring ... Violet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virginia Aldridge ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Jackie Andre ... Married Gnome (uncredited)

Parley Baer ... The Owl (voice) (uncredited)
Ernestine Barrier ... Nell (uncredited)
Hal Baylor ... Male Nurse (uncredited)
Karin Blake ... Married Gnome (uncredited)
Carla Borelli ... Married Gnome (uncredited)

Frank Cady ... Charlie Pettibone (uncredited)
Dee Carroll ... Secretary (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Attendant at Twin Oaks (uncredited)
Marianna Case ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Amadee Chabot ... Married Gnome (uncredited)
John Cliff ... Night Watchman (uncredited)

Ellen Corby ... Etta Pettibone (uncredited)
Jack Davis ... Manson (uncredited)
Dorothy Duffy ... Married Gnome (uncredited)
William Fawcett ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Jesslyn Fax ... The Bluejay (voice) (uncredited)

Susan Flannery ... Airline Stewardess (uncredited)
Kathy Foley ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Kathee Francis ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Pamela Gail ... Snapdragon (uncredited)
Susan Gates ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)

Sandra Lee Gimpel ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Nancy Gould ... Married Gnome (uncredited)
Barbara Halpern ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Karl Held ... Paul (uncredited)
Bunny Henning ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Susan Henning ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Pamela Howard ... Married Gnome (uncredited)
Mickey Martin ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Joyce Menges ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Carol Merrill ... Married Gnome (uncredited)
Alvy Moore ... Gas Station Mechanic (uncredited)
Jimmy Murphy ... The Raccoon (voice) (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Dark-suited Man in Lobby (uncredited)
Toni O'Connor ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Carol O'Kane ... Married Gnome (uncredited)
Brenda Power ... Married Gnome (uncredited)

Jacki Ray ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Pat Ann Reid ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Dyane Robins ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Jeanne Shipman ... Married Gnome (uncredited)
Charles Smith ... Attendant at Airport (uncredited)

Lee Stanley ... Singing Gnome (uncredited)
Cindy Taylor ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Uniformed Guard (uncredited)
Judy Van Worner ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)
Mimi Zerbini ... Gnome Maiden (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
 
Writing credits
Ellis Kadison (screenplay)

Upton Sinclair (book)

Produced by
James Algar .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Buddy Baker 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Colman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Norman R. Palmer  (as Norman Palmer)
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
William H. Tuntke 
 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
Emile Kuri 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
Pat McNalley .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Joseph L. McEveety .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Cameron .... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Dean Thomas .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
Robert A. Mattey .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... matte artist
 
Stunts
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Calvin A. Maehl .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Bob Richardson .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Neva Rames .... costumer
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Wayne Robinson .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
David Jonas .... art styling
Sammy McKim .... art styling (as Sam McKim)
 
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Runtime:
84 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #21173) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1976) | West Germany:o.Al.
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Trivia:
Throughout his career, Walter Brennan approached roles in one of two ways: with teeth or without, as he had false teeth. In The Gnome-Mobile (1967), he had it both ways: teeth in for D.J. Mulrooney, and teeth out for Knobby the gnome.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Wee Folk Of The Forest, 16 May 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

One of the most charming fantasies that Walt Disney ever produced was The Gnomemobile. Even seeing it at the age 20 I was rather pleased with this wonderful kid's film. And if you've imbibed in any spirits while viewing it, The Gnomemobile can be quite a trip if you get my drift.

The creators of Mary Poppins almost duplicated their success with The Gnomemobile. Walter Brennan gets to play a dual role, a reprise of the business tycoon from his series, The Tycoon and a mini me version of himself as a leader of a tribe of gnomes.

These little folks live deep in the forest that Brennan's lumber company keeps chopping down and depriving them of a home. I imagine if this had an Irish locale, the wee ones would speak with a brogue and be called leprechauns.

Anyway Brennan the tycoon has a couple of more little ones now, his grandchildren played by Matthew Garber and Karen Dotrice the kids from Mary Poppins. They work on grandpa and he takes an interest in the plight of the gnomes. But to help them grandpa faces some considerable opposition, not the least of which that folks just don't believe in the wee folk.

The Gnomemobile marks the farewell performance of Ed Wynn who was a delightful performer who had been in show business for over 60 years when he passed away. Wynn plays one of the gnomes and a rival of sorts to Brennan's mini me.

The Shermans, Robert M. and Richard B. wrote the musical score for The Gnomemobile and while it doesn't provide any lasting songs like Mary Poppins, the score is serviceable enough for the film.

It's as charming as it ever was, but what a gas it is if you're indulging.

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