Published on January 2nd, 2007 | by Chris0
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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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 InformationBinding: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Manufacturer: Republic Pictures
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- Cary Grant
- Leslie Caron
- Trevor Howard
- Jack Good (II)
- Sharyl Locke
Summary: I've seen this movie numerous times, and it's one of those that's just funny every single time.