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The Gnome-Mobile (1967)

Approved | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 19 July 1967 (USA)
An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Ellis Kadison (screenplay), Upton Sinclair (book)
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Complete credited cast:
Walter Brennan ... D.J. Mulrooney / Knobby
Matthew Garber ... Rodney Winthrop
Karen Dotrice ... Elizabeth Winthrop
Richard Deacon ... Ralph Yarby
Tom Lowell ... Jasper
Sean McClory ... Horatio Quaxton
Ed Wynn ... Rufus
Jerome Cowan ... Dr. Ramsey
Charles Lane ... Dr. Scoggins
Norman Grabowski ... Male Nurse
Gil Lamb ... Gas Attendant
Maudie Prickett ... Katie Barrett
Cami Sebring Cami Sebring ... Violet
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An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe. While helping them, the millionaire is suspected of being crazy because he's seeing gnomes. He's committed, and his grandchildren and the gnomes must find and free him. Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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A tall tale about little people! See more »


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Throughout his career Walter Brennan, who had false teeth, approached roles in one of two ways: with teeth or without. In The Gnome-Mobile (1967) he had it both ways: teeth in for D.J. Mulrooney, and teeth out for Knobby the gnome. See more »

Goofs

D.J's room in the asylum is shown to have a window that is flush with the wall. However, outside shots show that the room is at roof level and the window protrudes from the roof. See more »

Quotes

Rodney Winthrop: Grandfather, where do we start this gnome hunting?
D.J. Mulrooney: Well, I figure the most likely place would be a virgin forest. Now I happen to know of a 50,000-acre patch of timber. It's never been touched by--
[D.J. glances at the other occupants of the car]
D.J. Mulrooney: --by do-deans.
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Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gnome-Mobile Song
Words and Music by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Sung by Walter Brennan, Matthew Garber, and Karen Dotrice
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A Paragon of Magical Mastery
29 April 2000 | by buggerySee all my reviews

If I had to define heaven in one phrase, i only have three words: The Gnome Mobile. This movie is sheer elegance of this movie arose all my emotion in one single moment. From the time D.J. Mulrooney sees his grandkids the first time to the time Grandpappy gnome flies through the air in delight upon discovering there are more gnoes, pleasure runs through my veins. Im not a hedonist by any means, but this movie sure makes me want to become one. William Brennan showed absolute mastery of his craft, worthy of an Oscar nomination for his roles as the fierce yet kind and successful DJ Mulrooney and the tiny little man of Grandpappy Gnome. But the surprise performance had to be the Oscar worthy supporting role of Ed Wynne as the pimp gnome. He gives new meaning to the term "Pimps up and Ho's down" The defining moment was in the form of the little gnome people. There joy and magic gave the movie new meaning and life to the constant negative depiction of midgets in our daily life. They are not midgets or the vertically challenged, they are simply gnomes. Tears came to my eyes in the final sequence of all the gnomes and humans singin together in unison "The Gnome Mobile Anthem". This stratification of human unity from all walks of life is definitely something to be proud of. After all, it is a good sign when the audience stands up and cheers, right?


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gnomo móvil See more »

Filming Locations:

Big Basin, California, USA

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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