Oscar Movies: Absent Minded Professor, The (1961)

The Absent Minded Professor (1961)


Oscar nominations: 3

Cinematography (b/w): Edward Colman

Art Direction-Set Decoration (b/w): Carroll Clark; Emil Kuri, Hal Gausman

Special Effects: Robert A. Mattey, Eustace Lycett

This family comedy, directed by Robert Stevenson, stars Fred MacMurray as a professor who discovers a “flying rubber” that makes cars and basketball teams fly.

Unlike most Disney live-action comedies, The Absent Professor was shot in black-and-white for budgetary reasons.