Father Goose

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On an island in the South Seas, Walter Eckland (Cary Grant) lives a quiet life. That changes when he's persuaded to serve as a lookout for the Allies, watching for enemy ships. Eckland, whose main interest is drinking, proves bad at his job and is sent to fetch a replacement from another island. Instead he finds a stranded teacher, Catherine (Leslie Caron), and her pupils. After Eckland brings the group to his island, romantic sparks fly between the prim schoolmistress and the slovenly loner.

Cast & Crew

Cary Grant
Walter Christopher Eckland
Leslie Caron
Catherine Freneau
Trevor Howard
Commander Frank Houghton
Jack Goode
Lieutenant Stebbings
Jennifer Berrington
Elizabeth Anderson
Peter Stone
Screenwriter
Frank Tarloff
Screenwriter
Cy Coleman
Original Music
Charles Lang
Cinematographer
Ted J. Kent
Film Editor
Henry Bumstead
Art Director
John McCarthy Jr.
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Critic Reviews for Father Goose

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Audience Reviews for Father Goose

  • Sep 20, 2010
    Average. Annoying for the first two thirds, then okay. The acting was decent enough, but the plot... well it was way to predictable or just awful.
    Liz < Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    This is one of those movies where the lone bachelor is all of a sudden having to take care of some kids, and it doesn't do much to shake things up by way of theme, either. Grant gives an okay performance, but the movie's just okay.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2010
    This may have been the first movie I ever saw as a special premiere, and although I was very young, I can recall this to this day. We actually lined up to see this in the rain in New York at the Radio City Music Hall. The movie itself was not very successful, and the lack of chemistry between the leads is evident as I watch it today. However, the story is actually pretty interesting, with the backdrop of the war and the coast-watchers. Seeing it much later as an adult, I found it had left deep impressions on me as far as movies. But Cary Grant was always worth watching.
    Mark K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2010
    What a cute movie! I felt really bad for Cary Grant for like the first half though, I would have beaten those kids for stealing my stuff, but it turned out well enough! It was really funny and the whole thing flowed really well. LOVED seeing Mr. Grant all un-sophisticated!
    Jennifer D Super Reviewer

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