Father Goose

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

It's a shame that Grant, one of the finest actors ever to grace a cinema screen, should have logged this sentimental claptrap as his penultimate film. He plays an irascible South Pacific beachcomber who becomes a military observer for the island during World War II, and finds his independence softened by a French schoolmarm and her seven cloyingly sweet girl pupils. Admittedly, Grant frequently looks as if he really didn't want to be there, wading lost in a sludge of turgid drama and pallid comedy.


Release details

116 mins

Cast and crew

Ralph Nelson
Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff
Cary Grant
Leslie Caron
Trevor Howard
Jack Good
Stephanie Berrington
Jennifer Berrington