Father Goose (1964)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 3
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Release Date: Dec 10, 1964 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 9,168
Deliberately casting his established screen image to the four winds, Cary Grant plays Walter Eckland, an unkempt, uncouth and unshaven beach bum in Father Goose. During World War II, Walter keeps busy relaying radio reports of Japanese air activity. But he's no hero, and in fact volunteered for this mission only because he's been promised a shipment of liquor by Australian naval officer Frank Houghton (Trevor Howard). Making matters worse for the misanthropic Eckland is the arrival of French
Dec 10, 1964 Wide
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Watching Cary Grant shuffle about like an angry, disheveled bum is funny to a degree that it wouldn't be for virtually any other actor who could have conceivably fit the role.
One of Cary Grant's last pictures (he retired 2 years later) is one of his most commercially popular vehicles, with an Oscar-winning script by Peter Stone and Leslie Caron (who's half his age) as love interest.
Though Cary Grant manages to get the most he can from the role, it's not enough to cover up the film's emptiness.
Grant cheerfully plays against a lifetime of typecasting in this modestly entertaining romantic comedy sparks of more than one sort fly between [Grant] and [Caron].
Cary Grant's penultimate film is a real charmer.
an immensely amusing tale, with a great Grant performance
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