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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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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 The Three Faces of Eve (1957) See more »


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Lyrics by Doris Sherrell (as Pony Sherrell)
Music by Phil Moody
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a very nutty comedy - literally
19 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tommy Noonan at least makes a better creative and funnier writer than he does as an actor. The problem with 3 NUTS IN SEARCH OF A BOLT is that it doesn't go far enough. By that comment, I am not referring to the obvious digs at the psychiatry profession, which this movie accomplishes with the greatest of ease. There is also a few digs about movies, where the ideas come from to make them and how they get made. The problem is these digs are half-hearted and don't go far enough. Also, the sex and nudity quotient is just not there and it needed to be. The movie is even tame by the sex standards that were around when it was made! And that's what I meant by the movie just doesn't go far enough. If the film had the audacity to be an out-and-out sex film first and a good spoof of psychiatry second, this movie could have put Tommy Noonan right up there alongside Russ Meyer as a great director of sex films. As it stands, this movie doesn't even come close to even the worst of Russ Meyer's films. The funniest scene in the picture is the bar robbery scene where it seems that a lot of ad-libbing was going on or seemed to be and that made this particular scene a standout.

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