Father Goose
Father Goose (1964)

Deliberately casting his established screen image to the four winds, Cary Grant plays Walter Eckland, an unkempt, uncouth and unshaven beach bum in Father Goose. During World War II, Walter keeps busy relaying radio reports of Japanese air… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 10, 1964
DVD Release Date: May 28, 2013
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Plath
Family Home Theater

A fun lightweight adventure, one of the better Cary Grant films, and a darned good "starter" romantic comedy because of all the other distractions and a world that threatens to tear this couple apart before they can even come together.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though Cary Grant manages to get the most he can from the role, it's not enough to cover up the film's emptiness.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Cary Grant's penultimate film is a real charmer.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Watching Cary Grant shuffle about like an angry, disheveled bum is funny to a degree that it wouldn't be for virtually any other actor who could have conceivably fit the role.

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Tony Medley

Not up to Grant's stature

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

an immensely amusing tale, with a great Grant performance

Emanuel Levy

One of Cary Grant's last pictures (he retired 2 years later) is one of his most commercially popular vehicles, with an Oscar-winning script by Peter Stone and Leslie Caron (who's half his age) as love interest.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Grant cheerfully plays against a lifetime of typecasting in this modestly entertaining romantic comedy… sparks of more than one sort fly between [Grant] and [Caron].

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Absolutely one of my favorite Grant efforts, with the teaming with Leslie Caron nearly a perfect combination. The scene where he teaches her how to fish is so… More
xGary Xx
Cary Grant sheds his debonair image and portrays a cowardly misanthrope lumbered with a french schoolteacher and her class of young girls on a desert island… More
Aj V
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… More
Byron Brubaker
Cary Grant is still entertaining even as he starts graying.
Jennifer D
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… More
Mark K
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… More