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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cary Grant ... Walter
Leslie Caron ... Catherine
Trevor Howard ... Houghton
Jack Goode ... 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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Taglines:

It's a Surprise Invasion!!! When Cary's Private Island becomes the target for some of the "toughest" characters that ever popped out of the South Pacific!!! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Frank's remark to Walter that the Japanese had taken Singapore that morning fixes the date the film opens as February 15, 1942. The official surrender, however, did not take place until 5:15 in the afternoon. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Eckland first approaches the hut on the island, the boards on the front porch are rotten and one of the steps and a board in front of the door collapse when he steps on them. Yet the sailors had to walk over these same boards to load the hut with boxes of provisions just a few minutes earlier. Why didn't the boards break under them? See more »

Quotes

Anne: You stepped on my foot.
Walter Eckland: You put it under mine.
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Connections

Featured in Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Pass Me By
Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh
Music by Cy Coleman (uncredited)
Sung by Digby Wolfe (uncredited)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Japanese

Release Date:

24 December 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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