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The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

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92 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.
Writers
Bill Walsh (screenplay) | Samuel W. Taylor (story)
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$2,000,000
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Release date
Mar 16, 1961 (United States)

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Fred MacMurray
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Nancy Olson
Betsy Carlisle Betsy Carlisle   See fewer
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Keenan Wynn
Alonzo P. Hawk Alonzo P. Hawk   See fewer
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Tommy Kirk
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Leon Ames
President Rufus Daggett President Rufus Daggett   See fewer
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Elliott Reid
Professor Shelby Ashton Professor Shelby Ashton   See fewer
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Edward Andrews
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David Lewis
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Jack Mullaney
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Belle Montrose
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Wally Brown
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Wally Boag
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Don Ross
Lenny Lenny   See fewer
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Forrest Lewis
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James Westerfield
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Alan Carney
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Gage Clarke
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Alan Hewitt
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Raymond Bailey
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Wendell Holmes
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Leon Tyler
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Ed Wynn
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Carroll Adams
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Leon Alton
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Don Anderson
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Bill Baldwin
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Paul E. Burns
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Robert Burton
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Bess Flowers
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Paul Frees
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6.8 / 10 | 6,570 votes