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      The Gnome-Mobile

      G Released Jul 12, 1967 1h 30m Kids & Family Fantasy List
      Reviews 58% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings While driving through the forest with his grandchildren, Elizabeth (Karen Dotrice) and Rodney (Matthew Garber), lumber tycoon D.J. Mulrooney (Walter Brennan) stumbles across a duo of tiny gnomes. When the lumber company's head of security (Richard Deacon) hears the story, he thinks that Mulrooney has lost his mind, and he has him committed. Now the grandchildren need to free the old man and also rescue the little gnomes, who were kidnapped by a freak-show promoter. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Rated: 3/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Tony Mastroianni Cleveland Press Gnome-Mobile sags a little at the end but kids will find it fun most of the way. Oldsters may get a nostalgic twinge watching the late Ed Wynn in his last role as a thousand-year-old gnome. Nov 20, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 1.5 hours ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Unfunny, unoriginal, and unsweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member In which a benevolent capitalist—as mythic and unbelievable as a leprechaun—saves the redwoods by designating the forest gnome-man's land. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I primarily watched this to see the kids from Mary Poppins and it was a little slow at first but the last 15 minutes or so were pretty exciting. Beautiful shots of the California redwoods and great movie "magic" in making the gnomes come to life. Richard Deacon of Leave it to Beaver and The Dick Van Dyke show was a nice surprise. Great acting all around. I still have the cute theme song in my head! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review r 9 Not one to take seriously, but 'The Gnome-Mobile' is endearing and amusing. Walter Brennan is most definitely the best part of it, playing a dual role. He gives a kind, nice performance as Mulrooney, whilst also appearing grumpy and frustrated as Knobby. If it wasn't for the opening credits, I probably wouldn't have realised it was the same actor for a fair while. The rest of the cast are passable, while there's another small but cheery role for Ed Wynn (Rufus). The special effects haven't aged greatly, as I'd expect so I don't hold it against this 1967 production. The plot is quite bonkers, especially the odd finale. It, like 'The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin', chooses comedic journey first and storytelling second - that does hamper things but it's OK if they make it work, which they mostly do. At just 85 minutes, it's a film worth viewing at least once. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An enjoyable family film with a great dual performance by Walter Brennan, The Gnome Mobile is bogged down by a bizarre script that careens all over the place as much as its title car. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis While driving through the forest with his grandchildren, Elizabeth (Karen Dotrice) and Rodney (Matthew Garber), lumber tycoon D.J. Mulrooney (Walter Brennan) stumbles across a duo of tiny gnomes. When the lumber company's head of security (Richard Deacon) hears the story, he thinks that Mulrooney has lost his mind, and he has him committed. Now the grandchildren need to free the old man and also rescue the little gnomes, who were kidnapped by a freak-show promoter.
      Director
      Robert Stevenson
      Producer
      Walt Disney, James Algar
      Screenwriter
      Ellis Kadison
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 12, 1967, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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