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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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Loaded with FUN! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi | Family

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Official Sites:

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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 the professor and Betsy are being chased by Hawk and his bully boys, the professor looks down and sees a 1956 Ford police car. When Hawk's car collides with the police car, the latter is 1960 Ford Galaxy. See more »

Quotes

Professor Ned Brainard: I hardly consider myself in the same class as Mr. Edison.
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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 St. Elsewhere: Dr. Wyler, I Presume (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

April Showers
Music by Louis Silvers
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Performed by Fred MacMurray
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Fred MacMurray gets gas from flubber....
22 October 2002 | by Puck-20See all my reviews

This is the sequel to "The Absent Minded Professor" [1961]. Slower, and more uneven. The "Absent Minded Professor" was mainly a one-joke affair; Fred MacMurray's fantastic invention "flubber", and by the time "Son of Flubber" came out, it had worn a bit thin. For instance, the SoF copied the AMP with a sports contest. In AMP it was the basketball game half-way through, but in SOF it was a football game as the grand finale [which shows you the tired plot line]. It does have its moments, though...watch for Paul Lynde as the sportscaster, as well as the father/son team of Ed and Keenan Wynn.


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