Cinema: Daffy Taffy

The Absent Minded Professor (Buena Vista). Walt Disney, who ran $1,500,000 in the red last year, seems all set to laugh off his losses. For the past month he has been packing them in with 101 Dalmatians, the funniest feature-length cartoon he has ever made. And in this live-action picture he presents the season's kookiest science-fiction farce.

The professor (Fred MacMurray) is a small-college chemistry instructor, known to his students as Neddie the Nut, who "cracks the antigravity problem" by producing a substance he calls "flubber"* — lab gab for flying rubber. Flubber is a sort of daffy...

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