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3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt (1964)

Unrated | | Comedy | 29 May 1964 (USA)
An out of work Method actor is hired by a male model, an ecdysiast, and a car salesman who live together to save money. They want the actor to listen to their problems and go see a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Myra Von
Paul Gilbert ...
Joe Lynch
John Cronin ...
Bruce Bernard
Howard Koch ...
Dr. Otis Salverson (as Peter Howard)
Charles Irving ...
R.L. Katz
Sutter T. Finley
Mrs. Berkeley-Kent
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Mr. Blyth
Patrick O'Moore ...
Edwards (as Pat O'Moore)
Jennie Lee ...
Miss Griswald
Jimmy Cross ...
Curt Mercer ...
1st Crook


An out of work Method actor is hired by a male model, an ecdysiast, and a car salesman who live together to save money. They want the actor to listen to their problems and go see a psychiatrist so they can get counseling for cheap. The psychiatrist is intrigued by the split personalities indicated by the three separate sets of problems presented by the actor, and soon producers are climbing out of the woodwork trying to buy the rights to the film, while the actor is having trouble keeping his act together. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Screwiest Comedy of the Year!





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29 May 1964 (USA)  »

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3 Nuts and a Bolt  »

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Did You Know?


Although it's still unclear exactly what it means, Mamie Van Doren's baffling sign-off line ("It sure don't taste like tomato juice!") is a take-off on a popular TV commercial (for V-8 tomato juice) of the era. (Clarification: V-8 Juice is red and has the same consistency as tomato juice, so the line from the commercial is [It looks like tomato juice, but] "It sure doesn't taste like tomato juice.") See more »


References Candid Camera (1948) See more »


I Used To Be a Stripper Down on Main - Now I'm the Main Attraction on the Strip
Lyrics by Doris Sherrell (as Pony Sherrell)
Music by Phil Moody
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Mamie looks hot as usual, but the film is worthless outside of her
27 October 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Mamie Van Doren, so I was somewhat excited to see this infamous offering featuring her in the nude. She looks absolutely hot as usual in it, and shows her own brand of campy charisma that has endured her to many drive-in fans over the years. She's always watchable no matter how bad the material is. And this film, "3 Nuts In Search of a Bolt", really puts that theory to test. Its a "wacky" screwball comedy completely devoid of laughs and often in poor taste. While politically incorrect and bad taste humor can be hilarious when done right, when done wrong the results can be embarrassing. "3 Nuts In Search of a Bolt" uses subjects for humor value that'd be considered in poor taste today (homosexuality, alcoholism), and instead of being outrageous and funny, it comes across as being offensive.

On the technical side, the film is pretty lousy as well. Tommy Noonan is an annoying performer I never understood the appeal of, and hes pretty much the whole show here. His direction is crappy also, as the man has no idea how to keep a comedic pace. This could be enjoyable as campy schlock, but its far too boring to even succeed as that. The script is full of predictable jokes that were dated twenty years before this was made. "3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt" is worth watching for die hard Mamie fans, but beware, its a truly awful film. (3/10)

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