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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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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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a very nutty comedy - literally, 19 March 2007
Author: john22900 from United States

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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