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Mamie Van Doren ... Saxie Symbol

Tommy Noonan ... Tom
Ziva Rodann ... Dr. Myra Von
Paul Gilbert ... Joe Lynch
John Cronin ... Bruce Bernard
Howard Koch ... Dr. Otis Salverson (as Peter Howard)
T.C. Jones ... Henry
Charles Irving ... R.L. Katz
Alvy Moore ... Sutter T. Finley
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Berkeley-Kent
Arthur Gould-Porter ... Mr. Blyth
Patrick O'Moore ... Edwards (as Pat O'Moore)
Jennie Lee ... Miss Griswald
Jimmy Cross ... Drunk
Curt Mercer ... 1st Crook
Richard Normoyle ... 2nd Crook
Frank Kreig ... Bartender
Pat Noone ... Miss Frisbee
Kathy Waniata ... Schoolteacher
Phil Arnold ... Television Technician
Robert Kenneally ... Lennie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Dannis ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Anthony Eisley ... Fred (uncredited)
Damon Knight ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Loyal T. Lucas ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Leslie Snyder ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Tommy Noonan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ian McGlashan 
Tommy Noonan 

Produced by
Ian McGlashan .... producer
Tommy Noonan .... producer
Original Music by
Phil Moody 
Cinematography by
Fouad Said 
Film Editing by
William Martin 
Production Design by
Carroll Ballard 
Production Management
William Magginetti .... production manager
Art Department
Jesse Slaughter .... prop master
Other crew
Ward Ellis .... choreographer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"3 Nuts and a Bolt" - USA (alternative title)
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78 min
Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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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 »
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References "Candid Camera" (1948)See more »
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Mamie looks hot as usual, but the film is worthless outside of her, 27 October 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

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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