The Absent Minded Professor

Synopsis: A bumbling professor accidently 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.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Robert Stevenson
Production: Buena Vista Distribution Company
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Energy takes on many forms.

Example. What do we know

of acoustical energy?

lt was discovered by a famous

scientist, right? Wrong.

We must give credit

to an Italian

who one night was singing an

aria in a Milano pizza parlor.

You know the story.

How he hit a high note and the

sound waves shattered a glass

on the other side of the room?

Watch me, and I will show you

acoustical energy at work.

[ Plays note ]

[ Plays higher note ]

[ Plays higher note ]

[ Plays higher note ]

[ Plays higher note ]

Now, your next assignment

will be...

Oh, I forgot.

There'll be no assignment.

See you next week.

Here we are.

The beginning of the end.

Point of no return.

The last mile.

Now, Shelby.

All right.

"Of all sad words

of tongue and pen,

the saddest are these.

"It might have been."

Shelby, you promised.

Now stop.

Did I promise to

stop loving you?

Open the door and let me out.

Suppose he doesn't

show up this time.

Oh, Reverend,

how nice to see you.

You must be getting

tired of my wedding.

Third time's the charm,

they say.

But I am glad that this time

you brought the bridegroom

with you.

At last we meet,

Professor Brainard.

No, this is Professor Ashton.

He's Romance Languages.

Professor Brainard

is Physical Chemistry.

Oh, dear me, I seem

to have made a mistake.

Not you, sir.

It's Miss Carlisle's mistake.

I've just been trying to

talk her out of this blunder.

Shelby, you are speaking

of the man I love.

Love, darling, is a bouquet

of fragrant hyacinths.

Not a beaker of hydrogen.

Am I right, sir?

I merely perform the service.

I don't take sides.



Well, well,

here comes the bride.


-Good evening, sir.

Professor Ashton

from Rutland University.

Aren't you on the wrong campus?

Miss Carlisle invited me.

Yes, yes, I remember.

There was talk that you were

a contender for Betsy's hand.

Rutland can't win them all.

Oh, it was so sweet of you

to go to all this trouble.

And for the third time, too.

Well, you know,

third time's the charm.

That's exactly what I just said.

I'm sick of having

a spinster for a secretary.

I better change.

The guests will be coming soon.

The bridegroom, too, I hope.

I've alerted his housekeeper.

She'll see that he gets here.

[ Humming Wagner's

"Bridal Chorus" ]

# The ring is in

your right-side pocket #


Professor Brainard!

[ Humming Wagner's

"Bridal Chorus" ]

# Square root of "E" minus "C,"

alpha "G" #

[ Fluctuating tone ]


No, don't stop.

Don't stop.

Keep going.

Keep going.

Please don't stop.

Oh, not again.


# Bum bum-bum-bum #

Time for you to get dressed.

Just five more minutes,

Mrs. Chatsworth.

Professor, well, heavens,

what are you doing?

I'm trying to solve

the secrets of the universe.

And failing.

Failing miserably.

You're stopping.

Do you know what time it is?

You've been working

all afternoon.

Mrs. Chatsworth, I've been

working for three months.

Pardon me.

I've been working on

something very important.

More important, I suppose,

than getting married?

Oh! Mrs. Chatsworth, I don't

know what I'd do without you.

Oh, you're getting

a wonderful girl.

If you ask me,

she's too good for you.

Thanks, Mrs. Chatsworth.

I love you, too.

Don't worry about a thing.

I'll be in

in the morning to feed the dog.

-What's the matter with me?

-Is anything wrong?

What a lunkhead. Instead

of minus, it should be plus.

So, the molecular

configuration of "A"... almost the same

as that of "B."

Therefore, if I don't

worry about "A"

throwing off free hydrogen,

it could stand

a few degrees more centigrade.

Remember, I promised that sweet

girl I'd have you there on time.

Yes, Mrs. Chatsworth.

And, Professor,

may I say happy honeymoon?

You certainly may,

Mrs. Chatsworth.

And the same to you.

Miscalculation has been staring

me in the face for weeks.

Can't see the forest

for the trees.

Right, Charlie?

All right, Charlie.

Cross your fingers.

Now. Good.


Very good.

182. That's good.



Now we're cooking, Charlie!

We may be in business yet!

[ Humming Wagner's

"Bridal Chorus" ]

[ Ringing ]

It's just awful.

Poor darling.

What ails the man?

Missing his own wedding

three times.

He might still show up.

You know the old saying.

Third time's the charm.

I say three strikes

and you're out!

Thank you all for coming.

I'll return your presents.

I hope you can get

your money back.

I'm sorry.

After all the trouble

you've gone to.

I'll be at the office at

the usual time in the morning.

l want to go on as if

nothing has happened.

Shelby, I don't seem

to have an escort.

Would you mind waiting?

I'm yours to command.

Oh, Betsy.

Oh, hello, Charlie.

Go back to bed now.

Let's go back to sleep, hmm?

What happened?

What happened?

Well, that's the end of that.

[ Hissing, burbling ]

Get away, Charlie.

Get away, Charlie.

I'm not sure what

we've got here, Charlie,

but if we've got what I think

we've got, we've got something.

There's one way to find out.



Yes, Charlie!

We've got it!

Do you see?

lt's not going lower and lower.

It's going higher and higher.

You know what that means?

It means just one thing.

It's generating its own energy.

You know what that means,


It means we've discovered

a new kind of energy!

A new kind of energy, Charlie.

It's a breakthrough!

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