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Son of Flubber (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family | 16 January 1963 (USA)
When Professor Brainard experiments further on Flubber derivatives, he gets in trouble and only his students can help.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Bill Walsh (screenplay), Don DaGradi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred MacMurray ... Prof. Ned Brainard
Nancy Olson ... Elizabeth 'Betsy' Brainard
Keenan Wynn ... Alonzo P. Hawk
Tommy Kirk ... Biff Hawk
Ed Wynn ... A.J. Allen
Charles Ruggles ... Judge Murdock (as Charlie Ruggles)
Leon Ames ... President Rufus Daggett
Ken Murray ... Mr. Hurley
William Demarest ... Mr. Hummel
Paul Lynde ... Sportscaster
Elliott Reid ... Prof. Shelby Ashton
Bob Sweeney ... Mr. Harker
Joanna Moore ... Desiree de la Roche
Edward Andrews ... Defense Secretary
James Westerfield ... Police Officer Hanson
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Storyline

Professor Ned Brainard's discovery of flubber hasn't quite brought him - or his college - the riches he thought. The Pentagon has declared his discovery to be top secret and the IRS has slapped him with a huge tax bill, even if he has yet to receive a cent. He thinks he may have found the solution in the form of flubbergas, which can change the weather. It also helps Medfield College's football team to win a game. At home, his wife Betsy is jealous of the attention lavished on him by an old high school girlfriend. Written by garykmcd

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The Professor's "OFF"... AGAIN! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi | Family

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El profesor Voligoma See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,129,412
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As the football team runs onto the field for the climactic game, a banner that reads "Burbank High School" can be seen in the background. See more »

Goofs

When Professor Ned Brainard uses the weather machine to cause a rain cloud inside Shelby's car we see the car get flooded and Shelby floating around, yet without Shelby's foot anywhere near the gas pedal the car still keeps driving. See more »

Quotes

Professor Ned Brainard: If need be, I'll bet you'd put your own mother in jail.
Mr. Harker: Funny you should mention that about Mom. A little matter of some unreported income from jams and jellies. We nailed her dead to rights!
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Crazy Credits

As the movie concludes, the game winning football (with flubber gas) is still rotating up in outer space around satellites. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a colorized version, only on VHS (at Amazon). See more »

Connections

Referenced in In the Soup (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

April Showers
Music by Louis Silvers
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by Fred MacMurray
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Childish Drivel, Disney-Style
12 March 2018 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

For me to say that this "Gosh! Golly! Gee!' Disney picture (from 1963) could've been a whole lot better than it was would truly be an understatement like never before imagined.

With its utterly cheap, laughable, old-school visual effects - "Son of Flubber" was, indeed, a mighty disappointing SyFy/Comedy story concerning Prof. Brainard's brilliant invention of anti-gravity gas.

And, with that as its premiss - This picture's plot-line, literally, had a whole, big world of creative potential sitting right there on its very doorstep waiting to be explored to the max.

But - Unfortunately - This dismal "product-of-its-time" wimped out to the absolute nth degree.

And - As a result - All that "Son of Flubber" amounted to being was just another pathetic pile of forgettable nonsense that had "childish drivel" clearly written all over it.


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