Parents' Guide to

Father Goose

By Kathryn McGarr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cary Grant charms in this WWII comedy.

Movie NR 1964 118 minutes
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Based on 1 parent review

age 8+
One of my all time favorites. I cannot think of any legitimate complaints one could have concerning this movie.

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Grant is 60 years old, playing a drunk clad in khakis instead of his trademark tuxedo; he is, however, as charming a leading man as ever in this family comedy. It's easily one of his funniest pictures. With the added attraction of featuring seven children and being in Technicolor, it's certain to please viewers of all ages.

The children's individual personalities are entertaining, too. Tomboy Harriet prefers to be called Harry, loves to play cricket, and thinks everything is "smashing." The oldest, Elizabeth, gets a crush on Mr. Eckland, while the youngest, Jenny, refuses to open her mouth unless it's to bite him.There's a lot more family comedy than war in this movie, as its title suggests. Humorous situations mix with witty banter and a bit of slapstick to make this a classic.

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