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Do Not Disturb (1965)

 -  Comedy  -  22 December 1965 (USA)
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American couple Mike and Janet Harper move to England for Mike's work, his company which deals in wool textiles and wool fashions. Despite Mike's want for them to live in a flat in the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Janet Harper
Mike Harper
Vanessa Courtwright
Reginald Gardiner ...
Maura McGiveney ...
Claire Hackett
Aram Katcher ...
Lisa Pera ...
Albert Carrier ...
Barbara Morrison ...
Mrs. Ordley
Dick Winslow ...
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American couple Mike and Janet Harper move to England for Mike's work, his company which deals in wool textiles and wool fashions. Despite Mike's want for them to live in a flat in the heart of London, Janet, who is not a big city girl, ignores his want and instead finds them a house to rent thirty miles outside of London in Kent, which means that Mike has to commute into town by train. This commute is not ideal for Mike, who often for convenience stays in one of the company's flats in town rather than go home. This commuting situation makes Janet feel even more neglected than she already did previously. Janet believes Mike may be taking his neglect to the next level by having an affair with his secretary quickly turned assistant, Claire Hackett. Janet's beliefs are fueled in part by the Harper's busybody landlady, Vanessa Courtwright, who thinks Janet can play Mike's game by entering into an affair of her own, whether it be real or made-up. It has the potential to be real with the ... Written by Huggo

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22 December 1965 (USA)  »

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There is a neat in-joke in the film. When the French children find out that the character played by Doris Day is American, they ask her whether she knows Rock Hudson or Cary Grant - who had both been recent co-stars of the real Doris Day. Hudson costarred in Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964). Grant costarred in That Touch of Mink (1962). See more »


When Janet is driving Mike in the convertible and meets the lorry, Mike covers her head as well as his in the closeup shot. However in the long shot, they are each individually covering their own heads. See more »


Featured in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »


An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)
Music by Johann Strauß
Waltz played at Langsdorf's party
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Even low expectation can't quite make it worthy.
16 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK, so it's not unreasonable to enter into a Doris Day romantic comedy expecting undemanding froth and a little sexiness. With that, Do Not Disturb delivers on that expectation. Day's line in this type of film caters for like minded people knowing exactly what they want from a Sunday morning time filler. The trouble is, is that where's the cut off point to say no more please? This film is arguably the one where Day fans {and I count myself among them} finally realised the formula had run its course. Yes the enjoyable fluff that was The Glass Bottom Boat would follow a year later, but that too has a familiarity, that whilst not breeding contempt, certainly felt like being stuck on a carousel.

The plot here is naturally simple, but sadly so is Richard L. Breen's screenplay {adapting from William Fairchild's play}. Thankfully Day at least manages to make the thread bare script work to a degree, and although no Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor does make for an appealing foil to Day's sexy effervescent efforts. Hermione Baddeley shines brightest out of the supporting cast and the funky opening credits are accompanied by Day's delightful rendition of the title tune. Enter with caution then, for even the hardiest of Doris Day fans must know this is but a time filler in all but name. 5/10

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