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Father Goose (Widescreen)

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  • Actors: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good, Sharyl Locke
  • Directors: Ralph Nelson
  • Writers: Frank Tarloff, Peter Stone, S.H. Barnett
  • Producers: Robert Arthur
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Republic Pictures
  • Release Date: Sept. 18 2001
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00005N910
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,117 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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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. 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

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Cary Grant plays a loveable character, who is hoodwinked into becoming a spotter for the British navy during WW 2. He goes to a deserted island, and Trevor Howard hides alcohol around the island. In return for spotting Japanese planes he is given the secret location of hidden stash one bottle at a time. He goes to another island looking for a replacement who unfortunately has been killed, on the island is a governess and her group of students, nicely played by Leslie Caron. He is nicknamed 'wicked beast" by the students. Grant is truly amusing in this role which plays against character (often suave in his other movies). highly recommended as part of your video collection.
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Thank you for your business and prompt delivery. The movie has great sound and picture quality. Cary Grant has always been one of my favourite actor. You have to laugh at this one because he plays such a grouch and then he accepts the girls and lady.
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Cary Grant is so superb in this movie! His scope of character portrayals has no limits.The artistry of this screen LEGEND has no equal. Cary Grant amazes me with his versatility. His magnificence in entertaining movie lovers has reached a pinnacle. This movie"Father Goose" gives us an unconventional Cary Grant but just as brilliant as he is in all of his previous movies.It is a joy, pure, simple and unique, to watch this great man giving us the most and the best, only best, as always, here in "Father Goose".
My rating is that of another Oscar performance by Cary Grant.Importantly too, the sound quality in this edition is excellent! Cary Grant has here an able and truly talented Leslie Caron as a perfect schoolmarm.The enjoyment of watching this movie, truly, has no end. Every subsequent viewing of this movie gives more and more excitement. We always discover yet another comical moment (delivered by Cary Grant), that we had previously missed in this action packed production.
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Format: VHS Tape
Cary Grant and Leslie Caron make for an odd screen couple in the comedy FATHER GOOSE.
An indignant but lovable beachcomber is "drafted" by a Naval commander to watch a station on Matalava Island. Stranded, the beachcomber (Cary Grant) comes across a prim and proper school mistress (Leslie Caron) and her seven young charges, also marooned on the island.
Together, the pool their resources to help to Navy, as well as clashing and fighting!
The battle of the sexes has begun!
Directed by Ralph Nelson, also starring Trevor Howard.
Delightful comedy-adventure.
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Format: VHS Tape
Director: Ralph Nelson
Format: Color
Studio: Republic Studios
Video Release Date: November 23, 1999
Cast:
Cary Grant ... Walter Christopher Eckland/Mother Goose
Leslie Caron ... Catherine Louise Marie Ernestine Freneau
Trevor Howard ... Commander Frank Houghton RAN/Big Bad Wolf
Jack Good ... Lieutenant Stebbings RAN/Bo Peep
Sharyl Locke ... Jenny
Pip Sparke ... Anne
Verina Greenlaw ... Christine
Stephanie Berrington ... Elizabeth Anderson
Jennifer Berrington ... Harriet 'Harry' MacGregor
Laurelle Felsette ... Angelique
Nicole Felsette ... Dominique
Alex Finlayson ... Doctor Bigrave
Peter Forster ... Chaplain
Richard Lupino ... Radioman
John Napier ... Lt. Cartwright, USS Sailfin Executive Officer
Simon Scott ... Captain of Submarine, USS Sailfin
Don Spruance ... Navigator
Ken Swofford ... Helmsman, Submarine USS Sailfin
An unkempt, scruffy Cary Grant plays an American ex-patriate during WWII who is running from civilization, but is recruited into the coast watcher service against his will by Commander Frank Houghton (Trevor Howard)of the Royal Australian Navy with promises of whisky as a bribe. While on an island radioing aircraft and ship traffic, he is induced to take a teacher (Leslie Caron) and her girl charges into his custody. Japanese forces are a constant threat, as well as the danger of snakebite, for which Cary Grant maintains a supply of snakebite remedy. Of course, it is suspected that he also carries a supply of snakes for the same purpose.

This is one of the last movies that Grant made. Two years after it was made, he retired from the movie industry.

The usually dapper, suave Grant, was out of character in this part: unshaven, scruffy, and a drunkard. It was a refreshing part for him, and he played it superbly.

It is a thoroughly entertaining film.

Joseph (Joe) Pierre
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Format: DVD
"Father Goose" is a lot of fun and is arguably Cary Grant's funniest and finest film. Yes, he was great in "Charade", "North by Northwest", "Notorious", etc -- but here his honed skills and comedic timing pay off in this very funny film and makes it well worth seeing. You don't have to be a Cary Grant fan to enjoy this film -- but after seeing it, you will be.
"Father Goose" was nominated for Best Picture (Musical/Comedy) by the Golden Globe and won an Oscars for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen in 1965. The cast, production, direction, photography, story -- all are top notch.
The film looks terrific on DVD with an aspect ratio of 1.85. The South Pacific cinematography adds greatly to the visual impact of this film. There are brief bios and filmographies of the priniciples. That's all. No further extras. This film is 16x9 enhanced.
Highly recommended!
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