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Son of Flubber [1963] (1 disc)

Director:Robert Stevenson
Writer:Bill Walsh
Don DaGradi
Composer:George Bruns
Length:100 minutes
(1 hour 40 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Comedy
Sorting Tub:Delta
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:83%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Prof. Brainard continues to experiment with the byproducts of his amazing invention with some startling results.

Reaction: Fun follow-up to the famous original.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Robert Stevenson => Director
Bill Walsh => Writer
Don DaGradi => Writer
George Bruns => Composer
Alan Carney => Referee
Alan Hewitt => Prosecutor
Beverly Wills => Mother in Commercial
Charles Ruggles => Judge Murdock (as Charlie Ruggles)
Don Edmonds => Moriarity (uncredited)
Ed Wynn => A.J. Allen
Eddie Ryder => Mr. Osborne
Edward Andrews => Defense Secretary
Elliott Reid => Prof. Shelby Ashton
Forrest Lewis => Police Officer Kelly
Fred MacMurray => Prof. Ned Brainard
Gordon Jones => Rutland Coach (uncredited)
Hal Smith => Bartender (uncredited)
Harriet E. MacGibbon => Mrs. Edna Daggett (as Harriet MacGibbon)
Jack Albertson => Mr. Barley
James Westerfield => Police Officer Hanson
Joanna Moore => Desiree de la Roche
Joe Flynn => Rex Williams, TV Commercial Announcer (uncredited)
Keenan Wynn => Alonzo P. Hawk
Leon Ames => President Rufus Daggett
Leon Tyler => Humphrey Hacker (uncredited)
Nancy Olson => Elizabeth 'Betsy' Brainard
Ned Wynn => Rutland Student Manager (uncredited)
Paul Lynde => Sportscaster
Stuart Erwin => Coach Wilson
Tommy Kirk => Biff Hawk

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fred MacMurray is actually an accomplished saxophone player, so he's really playing the saxophone in the party scene.