Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Father Goose ***

The film is set during World War II on a remote South Sea Island, where Grant's character is coerced into becoming a lookout for the Australian Navy and taking on a pretty teacher (Leslie Caron) and her seven young female charges.... Barnett called A Place of Dragons), did not meet his fellow writer until the 1965 Academy Awards, when the team won Oscars for Best Original Screenplay.... Although ignored by Oscar, the film's theme song, "Pass Me By," with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, became a hit for Peggy Lee.

Father Goose opened at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, where it broke a box office record established by Grant's Charade.

In later years, he always claimed his role in Father Goose was most like his real personality. He claimed he kept in touch with most of the girls as they grew up and had families of their own.
- Cary Grant was offered the role of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964) 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". So Leslie Caron got the job.

Watch Father Goose trailer HERE

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