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The Absent-Minded Professor

Rating:G
Genre:Comedy, Family
Release Date:March 16, 1961
Running time:97 minutes
Cast:Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames
Director:Robert Stevenson
Producer:Walt Disney
Writer:Samuel W. Taylor, Bill Walsh
Distributor:Buena Vista Distribution Company

Description: One of Disney's most entertaining forays into live-action, this hit family comedy stars Fred MacMurray as a college professor so forgetful that he missed his own wedding twice. He creates an extremely resilient flying rubber, dubbed Flubber, and manages to make his old Model-T bounce all the way to Washington, DC, where it is mistaken for a UFO, as well as helping the college basketball team win the big game with Flubber-powered sneakers. MacMurray is a lot of fun in the title role, ably supported by a cast including Tommy Kirk, Keenan Wynn and Leon Ames, although the central romance between MacMurray and huffy bride-to-be Nancy Olson gets a bit annoying in its repetitiveness. In all, however, this is one of the best children's films of the '60s, and is highly recommended. A sequel, Son of Flubber, followed, with a remake simply titled Flubber appearing in 1997.~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide

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