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. Until, that is, a pretty French schoolmistress (Leslie Caron) and her seven little charges (all girls) survive a nearby plane crash and invade Eckland's raunchy isolation. Directed by 1960s hit-maker Ralph Nelson (The Lilies of the Field, Charly), Father Goose is a glossy comedy that also does justice to its more suspenseful scenes (a deadly snakebite suffered by Caron's character is especially memorable) and leaves plenty of room for Grant to indulge in some entertaining if atypical screen behavior. All in all, this is a minor treat in the actor's magnificent filmography. --Tom Keogh
This DVD was defective and would not play chapter six at all...which was the best part of the movie.
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Have always loved this movie. Introduced my 2 great-grandson's to it they are 5 and 7 they loved it watched it twicePublished 6 months ago by Lois Adams
if there is one dvd to own this is it funny enjoyable to watch and one of my most favoratePublished 6 months ago by butch
no nudity, funny, enjoyed to the end, They don't make like this anymore!!!! ??Published 7 months ago by ROBERT GRAVEL
Very good family movie, very funny and of course, excellent acting by Caron & Grant also the children. Worth watching.Published 9 months ago by R.R