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The Gnome-Mobile
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Director:
Writers:
Ellis Kadison (screenplay)
Upton Sinclair (book)
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Release Date:
19 July 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Extended Thoughts on ‘The Love Bug’
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seeing this as a grown man... wow See more (20 total) »

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:
Ed Wynn's final film role. He died of throat cancer almost a year before the film was released, on June 19, 1966 in Beverly Hills, California.See more »
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Soundtrack:
The Gnome-Mobile SongSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
seeing this as a grown man... wow, 28 March 2008
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

This is a bundle of joy, even at the ripe old age of 24. Maybe I took it all in as if it was meant for pure tongue-in-cheek purposes, but even as pure kids movie entertainment this is a blast (in cheesy ways as well as for-real ones). It's about the world of gnomes in the redwood west-coast forests coming to light for a couple of kids (the Mary Poppens tykes) and an old man who runs a lumber company.

It might make sense to give a little back-up: part of he reason I watched this movie- make that a big reason- was that Upton Sinclair wrote it. There Will Be Blood is now out in theaters, a big success, and I was intrigued by what else was adapted from his works. Seeing this on the credits list made me give a double-take. What? A Disney movie? Will there be socialist gnomes gathering in the streets to protest the ways of the 5 to 6 foot tall bunch? And what about the greedy capitalists cutting down their trees for their profit motives? Do they have no decency?

Those thoughts ran through my mind, thinking that The Gnome Mobile would be bust, some cheesy kids movie that was so bad it would be good. And, in some ways, it is. It breaks into songs in the weirdest of moments (always, it seems, even if infrequently, in the car), and Walter Brennan plays two roles without any real justification except, mayhap, to get a bigger paycheck. But aside from the goofy expectations, it's actually a lot of legitimate fun, too. Kids who aren't completely dulled down by current CGI might get a kick out of seeing how things went in the "old" days (i.e. lots of large back-drop sets, the 'old-school' of blue screen of sorts of forced perspective, matte paintings), and for acting and comedy that is of a completely light manner. There's danger with a villainous freak-show captain (the name Horatio Quaxton in and of itself is great), and members of grandpa's own company.

It's a big, big, big gas. Only in the 2nd climax (yes, there are two, I think, sort of), when the lady gnomes go after Jasper in a courtship ritual do things get a little TOO weird (if that's possible with the frigging Gnome Mobile), and almost a little out of steam.

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