The Absent-Minded Professor

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The Absent-Minded Professor ★★★½ 1961

Classic dumb Disney fantasy of the era. A professor accidentally invents an anti-gravity substance called flubber, causing inanimate objects and people to become airborne. Great sequence of the losing school basketball team taking advantage of flubber during a game. MacMurray is convincing as the absent-minded genius in this newly colored version. Followed by “Son of Flubber.” 97m/C VHS, DVD . Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames, Ed Wynn, Edward Andrews, Wally Brown, Wendell Holmes; D: Robert Stevenson; W: Bill Walsh; C: Edward Colman; M: George Bruns.