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Father Goose (1964)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 24 December 1964 (UK)
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.

Director:

Ralph Nelson

Writers:

Peter Stone (screenplay), Frank Tarloff (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... Walter
Leslie Caron ... Catherine
Trevor Howard ... Houghton
Jack Good ... Stebbings
Sharyl Locke Sharyl Locke ... Jenny
Pip Sparke ... Anne
Verina Greenlaw ... Christine
Stephanie Berrington ... Elizabeth
Jennifer Berrington Jennifer Berrington ... Harriet
Laurelle Felsette Laurelle Felsette ... Angelique
Nicole Felsette Nicole Felsette ... Dominique
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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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They're sharing a South Sea island with 7 little chaperones...and the Pacific as their battleground! See more »


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Japanese

Release Date:

24 December 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der große Wolf ruft See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$12,500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Granox Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Walter's boat, which he bought from one Mr. Van De Hoven, is named "Vrolijkheid", which is Dutch for "Glee". See more »

Goofs

After Walter pulls the blanket over Catherine's head, Walter turns to use the radio. Catherine's feet are seen to move. See more »

Quotes

Walter Eckland: Let me tell you I am not a father figure. I am not a brother figure or an uncle figure or a cousin figure. In fact, the only figure I intend being is a total stranger figure.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Homer Badman (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Promise Me
Written by Reginald De Koven and Clement Scott
Played on accordion over the radio during the wedding scene
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Pleasant movie, superb dialogue
15 July 2001 | by fletch5See all my reviews

"Father Goose" is not my pick for the best Cary Grant flick (I think that's "Operation Petticoat", if you exclude his collaborations with Hitchcock), but it's a pleasant--if a little overlong--movie that works very well as light entertainment. The dialogue is superb, containing some really witty remarks and delightful exchanges. And it is fun to see Grant playing a sullen boozer--quite an exceptional role for him.


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