The Absent-Minded Professor

The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)

The most amazing discovery since laughter!

  • Genre: Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1961-03-16
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 160 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Walt Disney Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Stevenson
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From 160 Ratings


Bumbling professor Ned Brainard accidentally invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself.

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  • Fred MacMurray

    as Ned Brainard
  • Nancy Olson

    as Betsy Carlisle
  • Keenan Wynn

    as Alonzo P. Hawk
  • Tommy Kirk

    as Biff Hawk
  • Leon Ames

    as Rufus Daggett
  • Elliott Reid

    as Shelby Ashton
  • Edward Andrews

    as Defense Secretary
  • David Lewis

    as General Singer
  • Jack Mullaney

    as Air Force Captain
  • Belle Montrose

    as Mrs. Chatsworth
  • Wally Brown

    as Coach Elkins
  • Wally Boag

    as TV newsman
  • Don Ross

    as Lenny
  • Forrest Lewis

    as Officer Kelley
  • James Westerfield

    as Officer Hanson
  • Alan Carney

    as Referee #1
  • Charlie Briggs

    as Sig
  • Gage Clarke

    as Reverend Bosworth
  • Alan Hewitt

    as General Hotchkiss
  • Raymond Bailey

    as Admiral Olmstead
  • Wendell Holmes

    as General Poynter
  • Ed Wynn

    as Fire Chief
  • Bess Flowers

    as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Paul Frees

    as PA Man / Air Force Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited)
  • Hank Patterson

    as Fisherman Spectator (uncredited)
  • Colin Kenny

    as Man in Crowd (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited)
  • Ralph Clanton

    as O.J. Turnball (uncredited)
Art Hal Gausman Set Decoration
Production Walt Disney Producer
Sound Robert O. Cook Sound Supervisor
Art Carroll Clark Art Direction
Directing Robert Stevenson Director
Writing Bill Walsh Screenplay
Production Bill Walsh Associate Producer
Camera Edward Colman Director of Photography
Editing Cotton Warburton Editor
Crew Robert A. Mattey Special Effects
Art Emile Kuri Set Decoration
Sound George Bruns Original Music Composer
Writing Samuel W. Taylor Story
Crew Bob Herron Stunts
Crew Eustace Lycett Special Effects
Crew Joshua Meador Special Effects
Crew Peter Ellenshaw Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Pat McNalley Makeup Artist
Directing Robert G. Shannon Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Sandifer Hairstylist