The Absent-Minded Professor

The Absent-Minded Professor
The Absent-Minded Professor
  • G
  • 1h 36m
  • 1961
Fresh82%
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THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR contains two essential elements for laughter -- Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber! You'll visit Medfield College and delight in the fun when Professor Brainard (Fred MacMurray) uses Flubber to put more bounce in the basketball team, fly a Model "T" Jalopy over Washington, D.C., and save Medfield College from financial ruin! Join a brilliant cast full of your favorite Disney stars: Ed Wynn as Medfield's bumbling Fire Chief, Keenan Wynn as the evil-minded Alonzo Hawk, and Nancy Olson as the college secretary who the Professor has absent-mindedly left at the altar ... three times!

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Common Sense Says
'60s classic is sweet, clever, and funny.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Absent-Minded Professor is a 1961 family comedy about a befuddled yet brilliant professor who comes up with a brilliant invention at the expense of jilting his wife at the altar. Younger kids will enjoy all of the crazy, bouncy action (there's a good dog in it, too), while aspiring athletes will love the Flubber-enhanced basketball game. This is family entertainment at its best: The movie is sweet, clever, and laugh-out-loud funny. There is some comedic pratfall violence: The professor's Flubber-enhanced Model-T causes two head-on collisions between the bad guys and the police, and henchmen are knocked out while trying to catch the professor. The antagonist shoots a gun at the professor while in pursuit.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date:March 16, 1961
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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