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Father Goose (1964) was a Comedy - Adventure Film directed by Ralph Nelson and produced by Robert Arthur.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Film EditingTed J. KentNominated
Best WritingStory by S. H. Barnett; Screenplay by Peter Stone, Frank TarloffWon
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Father Goose (1964)

By Beatrice on May 6, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Father Goose Directed by Ralph Nelson Written by Peter Stone and Frank Taroff; story by S.H. Barnett Granox Company First viewing/Netflix rental No actor ever aged better than Cary Grant. ?Here in Silver Fox mode he still makes a very credible and funny love interest. The story takes place in th... Read full article


TV/Movie Set : Father Goose ( 1964 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 24, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

It is easy to praise the art directors who create visually stunning sets, those that are opulent ( Anastasia, The King and I, The Sound of Music ) or creative and modern ( Top Hat, Grand Hotel, The Thief of Bagdad ).....but the work put into designing a set that perfectly complements the film's stor... Read full article


Father Goose(1964).

By Dawn Sample on May 25, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Father Goose(1964). Romantic/comedy set in World War II. Cast: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title comes from "Mother Goose", the code-name assigned to Grant's character. The film won an Academy Award for its screenplay. The film introduced the song "Pass Me By" by Cy Coleman and C... Read full article


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Walter Eckland: Lady, you are making a powerful enemy.


Catherine Freneau: Mr. Eckland please keep the boat quiet, the girls are extremely frightened.
Walter Eckland: Will you shut up, lady?


Catherine Freneau: Look at their clothes.
Walter Eckland: They're my clothes.
Catherine Freneau: But they're filthy.
Walter Eckland: No, they're dirty, I'm filthy.


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The meaning and relevance of this movie's title, Father Goose, is that it is derived from Cary Grant's code-name in the movie, which is "Mother Goose".
This movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Oscar Best Picture nominees often get nominated for (and frequently win) a screenplay award as well. In this year, all five Best Picture nominees were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, making the field's competition for the Oscar somewhat easier.
The scene in the dinghy where the small boats gets passed by two large ships was filmed on the Universal Studios back-lot in a large tank on a sound set. In an interview with one of the child stars, Stephanie Berrington now Stephanie Berrington McNutt who played Elizabeth, in an interview said: "It was a large tank like a swimming pool. We had wave-making machines which were logs attached to steel arms that kept slapping the water to make waves. The larger ships were actually projected onto screens above the water. At first, the dinghy was just floating free and was not attached to anything. In one of the first few takes, it took on so much water that it sank (it wasn't supposed to) and most of the children were thrilled. It was like going for a swim. There was one child, however, who did not know how to swim so the directors and producers all jumped into the water in their good clothes and expensive watches to "save" us. Needless to say, most of us didn't want to be saved at all! Photos were taken and I believe they were published in the Los Angeles Times."
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