Title: Father Goose
Director: Ralph Nelson
Actors: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Goode, Sharyl Locke, Pip Sparke, Verina Greenlaw, Stephanie Berrington, Jennifer Berrington, Laurelle Felsette, Nicole Felsette
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, War
Why in Database: Turtles are mentioned three times in this film, always in a culinary context. The action of the film takes place during the war, the main character, together with a woman and a group of girls, “hides” on an island where the Japanese are arriving. The heroes overhear that the Japanese are looking for turtles because their captain wants turtle soup. When the Japanese become aware of the enemy’s presence on the island, the hero declares that this time they are not looking for turtles, but for them.
The one with the glasses is the cook. Their captain adores turtle soup. He sent them ashore for turtles. There doesn’t seem to be any.
The cook says the captain wants turtle soup or nothing. He’s sick of coconuts.
Now these fellas aren’t looking for turtles, they’re looking for us.