Father Goose Bringing Up Baby

  |  Buy to Own: 29/01/2007
  |  218 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double bill of Cary Grant classics. In 'Father Goose'(1964) Walter Eckland (Cary Grant) is an unshaven beach bum bamboozled into working for the British navy during World War Two by Commodore Frank Houghton (Trevor Howard). Eckland is forced to spot enemy Japanese planes from a remote desert island, with bottles of whiskey as his only reward. The relative calm is shattered, however, when schoolteacher Catherine Freneau (Leslie Caron) and her seven female charges are stranded on the island. In 'Bringing Up Baby' (1938) eccentric heiress Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) steals a dinosaur bone from absent-minded paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant), forcing him to track her down to her Connecticut farm. Along the way he runs into trouble with the authorities, a possible sponsor for his museum, and ends up looking after Susan's pet leopard, 'Baby'.