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Son Of Flubber (1963)
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Son Of Flubber (1963) Professor Ned Brainard's discovery of flubber hasn't quite brought him - or his college - the riches he thought. The Pentagon has declared his discovery to be top secret and the IRS has slapped him with a huge tax bill, even if he has yet to receive a cent. He thinks he may have found the solution in the form of flubbergas, which can change the weather. It also helps Medfield College's football team to win a game. At home, his wife Betsy is jealous of the attention lavished on him by an old high school girlfriend.

Movie Tagline:
The Professor's "Off" and Flying... and FUN SCORES A NEW HIGH!

Title: Son Of Flubber
Release Date: January 16, 1963
Runtime: 100 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: G

Robert Stevenson

Fred MacMurray ...Prof. Ned Brainard
Nancy Olson ...Elizabeth 'Betsy' Brainard
Keenan Wynn ...Alonzo P. Hawk
Tommy Kirk ...Biff Hawk
Ed Wynn ...A.J. Allen
Charles Ruggles ...Judge Murdock (as Charlie Ruggles)
Leon Ames ...President Rufus Daggett
Ken Murray ...Mr. Hurley
William Demarest ...Mr. Hummel
Paul Lynde ...Sportscaster
Elliott Reid ...Prof. Shelby Ashton
Bob Sweeney ...Mr. Harker
Joanna Moore ...Desiree de la Roche
Edward Andrews ...Defense Secretary
James Westerfield ...Police Officer Hanson
Alan Carney ...Referee
Stuart Erwin ...Coach Wilson
Forrest Lewis ...Police Officer Kelly
Alan Hewitt ...Prosecutor
Jack Albertson ...Mr. Barley
Eddie Ryder ...Mr. Osborne
Harriet E. MacGibbon ...Mrs. Edna Daggett (as Harriet MacGibbon)
Beverly Wills ...Mother in Commercial
Wally Boag ...George, Father in Commercial
Wed Miller ...Baby Walter in Commercial
Russell Custer ...Board Member
Christopher Dark ...Police Captain / TV Broadcaster (voice)
Lindy Davis ...Newsboy / First Hobgoblin
Don Edmonds ...Moriarity
Joe Flynn ...Rex Williams, TV Commercial Announcer

» [more cast members]

Ron Miller
Bill Walsh
Walt Disney

Bill Walsh
Don DaGradi
Samuel W. Taylor
Ray Ashley
Jay Williams

George Bruns

More Movie Taglines:
  • The Professor's "Off" and Flying... and FUN SCORES A NEW HIGH!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Alonzo Hawk: Why, if you weren't deductible, I'd disown you.
  • Defense Secretary: Remember, you're in Washington. Stop trying to be reasonable about money or you're going to bollocks up the whole thing.
  • Defense Secretary: Don't let those double-breasted suits up there fool you. Those boys are tough.
  • Mr. Harker: Now if you'll just give me a check for the amount on this paper here, please. Professor Ned Brainard: But how can I pay you if nobody pays me? Mr. Harker: Well, I regret to say, Professor, that's your problem. But look at it from our standpoint. We've been counting on you. We trusted you. Uncle Sam needs the money. You don't build those rockets to the moon with Green Stamps, you know.
  • Professor Ned Brainard: You'd think those people at the Pentagon could've least have given us a couple hundred thousand out of petty cash, or something.
Movie Trivia:
  • Fred MacMurray is actually an accomplished saxophone player, so he's really playing the saxophone in the party scene.
  • In one of the most hapless marketing tie-in attempts in movie history, Hasbro Toys, in cooperation with Disney, issued a toy version of Flubber, marketed just before Christmas time in 1962. Similar to Silly Putty, in that it could bounce like a ball and make comic imprints, the mixture was a combination of rubber, mineral oil, and green food coloring that had been lab-tested with no ill effects and was marketed as being made of "a new parent-approved material that is non-toxic and will not stain." Within weeks, claims came pouring in to both Hasbro and Disney that the toy Flubber was causing full-body rashes and sore throats in many of the children who used it, resulting in several lawsuits by angry parents. Eventually, after much experimentation, and an intensive investigation by the FDA, it was determined that there was a property in the mixture, of unknown origin, that caused an infection of the hair follicles in certain individuals. The product was recalled, but disposing of it turned out to be an even dicier proposition. Trying to incinerate the mixture only produced a heavy, dense black cloud around the Providence, Rhode Island, garbage dump where the attempt was made. Working with the U.S. Coast Guard to sink the substance at sea turned out to be a fiasco, as well, as the next day almost all of the dumped Flubber came floating back into Narragansett Bay. Finally, it was decided to use the mixture as landfill, buried deep under the parking lot at Hasbro's new warehouse, just outside of Providence. Even then, the incredible but true story doesn't end there. A popular "urban legend" among Hasbro employees is that every year, during the hottest days of summer, you can still spot some of the mixture oozing through the cracks in the parking lot.
  • At the end of the movie, the football filled with flubber gas is seen floating among a series of man-made satellites. They are the same satellites used in Eyes in Outer Space (1959).
  • Paul Lynde's film debut.
  • As the football team runs onto the field for the climactic game, a banner that reads "Burbank High School" can be seen in the background.
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