1960s Father Goose (1964)

Published on January 2nd, 2007 | by Chris

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Father Goose (1964)


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On January 2, 2007
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Summary:

I've seen this movie numerous times, and it's one of those that's just funny every single time.

Father Goose (1964)What can you say about Father Goose? A light-hearted comedy starring Cary Grant and Leslie Caron, about a drunken slob forced into a position as a coastal spotter in the South Pacific during WWII. He manages to pick up a French schoolteacher and her wards, a pack of well-off young girls. And of course, hilarity ensues.

This movie is just funny, it was funny then, and its funny now. It's proof that you don't need immense amounts of swearing and bathroom humor to be funny. Sure there are plenty of chauvinist jokes in there, but hey, its '64! Run with it!

I've seen this movie numerous times, and it's one of those that's just funny every single time. And there's actually some war-movie action to speak of! What with Zero's strafing their grass hut, and subs taking out Japanese patrol boats....

What's not to like? Not that much I'm afraid. I just can't find anything to gripe about!

Aw heck, just watch it. With your whole family. You can actually do that with this one.

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Description

Cary Grant's penultimate feature before retirement was this cheerful 1964 effort to overturn his career-long image of urbane sophistication. As the unshaven, messy misanthrope Walter Eckland, a World War II-era beach bum who monitors Japanese air activity for the Australian navy in exchange for booze, Grant makes a convincingly hard-bitten, hard-drinking antihero...

DVD Information

Binding: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Brand: GRANT,CARY
Manufacturer: Republic Pictures
Original Release Date:
Actors:
  • Cary Grant
  • Leslie Caron
  • Trevor Howard
  • Jack Good (II)
  • Sharyl Locke

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5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing Wahine, October 23, 2017
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By today's standards this movie is outdated but it still works because of the story plays on the wealth of funny humor, physical humor and facial expressions. I've you don't laugh or giggle through this one you are not trying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars But a great movie nonetheless, October 6, 2016
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A classic Cary Grant not playing his normal suave clean cut persona he usually plays. But a great movie nonetheless. He gets recruited by the British navy to be a spotter (someone who observed the enemy forces and relayed the information about their direction and numbers to the allies) who rescues a school teacher and her students and the chaos that follows is funny and a great family movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review, August 28, 2017
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I was very pleased with my order. My order arrived in a timely manner. I really enjoy watching this movie. My order will make a
good addition to my movie collection.
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Father Goose (1964) Chris

Summary: I've seen this movie numerous times, and it's one of those that's just funny every single time.

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I've been watching war movies for probably 25 years now. Since December 2006 I've been sharing my habit and passion for these movies here on this site.



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