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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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They're going a laugh a minute...It's a joyride into fantasy! See more »


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Trivia

Matthew Garber and Karen Dotrice had played brother and sister three years earlier, in Mary Poppins. See more »

Goofs

When D.J. drives the children to the woods after collecting them from the airport, the view through the rear window shows them driving on the left side of the road; as it is in the USA, this is incorrect. 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

Stars and Stripes Forever
(uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
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Deligthful movie for the young ones (and the grown-ups too!)
14 March 2005 | by jiminasabaduSee all my reviews

I saw it years ago, before BETA system was erased from the earth, and I still sing the songs from time to time. It is like a weird cross between Mary Poppins, Herbie and fragile rock. It was really amusing and as I said, with some catchy songs. Maybe the special effects are a little bit old-fashioned, but I am sure it is now as charming as it was then. I remember, maybe, the good being too god and the bad guys being too bad but, after all, it's supposed to be for kids!

It's also one of those real image movies from Disney, a little bit forgotten, I don't know why. When home video was striking the world, many titles as this one were released, and now with the DVD explosion, some interesting movies, just like this one, seems to be passed by. I think this is much better than "lizzie McGuire" and all that "princess Disney" stuff and things like that. At least, a movie like "the gnome-Mobile", does say something, not just "hey! be cool and buy clothes" when you read between the lines.

  • Jimina Sabadú


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Automobil za patuljke 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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