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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 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:

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Details

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

Sidney Poitier visited the set during the production shoot in Jamaica to congratulate director Ralph Nelson on receiving a Best Director Oscar nomination for Lilies of the Field (1963), a film he had worked on with Poitier. See more »

Goofs

When Catherine is getting drunk after being "snakebit," she says to Walter "I bet you think I'm an iceberg." Leslie Caron, however, is clearly saying "I bet you think I'm frigid." See more »

Quotes

Walter Eckland: So far you've shared me out of my clothes, my food and my house. Now, how about sharing some of my things with me?
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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) 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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Excellent light comedy for ALL ages
25 May 2003 | by GoldenOldieSee all my reviews

I agree with almost all of the other reviews but add that Trevor Howard is wonderful. He is completely natural and believable to the point that he almost steals the show from Cary Grant; not an easy task! Cary and Leslie Caron make their unlikely match seem quite natural. -- And the photography is just gorgeous. This was especially so when I first viewed it on a big screen back when it was released.


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