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Father Goose Overview:

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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Quotes from

Commander Frank Houghton RAN: [Speaking of Walter] I believe I've found our nail, Sir. A rusty one I grant you, but they don't come any sharper.


Walter Eckland: Maybe if you stopped straightening pictures and let men wear their own pants, maybe they'd be able to touch you without asking "permesso!"


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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Facts about

Frank's remark to Walter that the Japanese had taken Singapore that morning fixes the date the film opens as February 15, 1942. The official surrender, however, did not take place until 5:15 in the afternoon.
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.
Cary Grant was offered the role of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady but turned it down to star in this movie. He wanted Audrey Hepburn to play Catherine, but she was already committed to My Fair Lady.
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