The Absent-Minded Professor [B&W] [DVD] [1961]

Released eight months after Disney shipped a colorized, full-screen version of the film, The Absent-Minded Professor comes to DVD in its original black-and-white, widescreen format. As with the previous release, there are no supplements on the disc, but Dolby Digital Surround tracks are available in both English and Spanish.
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Special Features

  • Black-and-white presentation as originally created
  • Dolby Digital Surround
  • Spanish-language track
  • Widescreen (1.66:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions
  • Closed Captioned


The Absent-Minded Professor
One of Disney's most entertaining forays into live-action, this hit family comedy stars Fred MacMurray as a college professor so forgetful that he missed his own wedding twice. He creates an extremely resilient flying rubber, dubbed "Flubber," and manages to make his old Model-T bounce all the way to Washington, DC, where it is mistaken for a UFO, as well as helping the college basketball team win the big game with Flubber-powered sneakers. MacMurray is a lot of fun in the title role, ably supported by a cast including Tommy Kirk, Keenan Wynn and Leon Ames, although the central romance between MacMurray and huffy bride-to-be Nancy Olson gets a bit annoying in its repetitiveness. In all, however, this is one of the best children's films of the '60s, and is highly recommended. A sequel, Son of Flubber, followed, with a remake simply titled Flubber appearing in 1997. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Fred MacMurray
    Fred MacMurray - Prof. Ned Brainard
  • Nancy Olson
    Nancy Olson - Betsy Carlisle
  • Keenan Wynn
    Keenan Wynn - Alonzo Hawk
  • Tommy Kirk
    Tommy Kirk - Bill Hawk
  • Leon Ames
    Leon Ames - Rufus Daggett

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