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The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 9 June 1966 (USA)
After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory begins to suspect his new girlfriend is a Russian spy.

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Jennifer Nelson and Bruce Templeton meet when Bruce reels in her mermaid suit leaving Jennifer bottomless in the waters off Catalina Island. She later discovers that Bruce is the big boss at her work (a research lab). Bruce hires Jennifer to be his biographer - only to try and win her affections. However, there's a problem. Bruce's friend General Wallace Bleeker believes that Jennifer is a Russian spy, and he has her placed under surveillance. Then, when Jennifer catches on...Watch Out! Written by Kelly

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Opening credits: The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental. See more »

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When Bruce snags Jennifer's mermaid tail with his fishing line and reels it in without her, she surfaces and says she's bottomless, but as she swims away you can see her pink/flesh-colored bikini bottoms. See more »

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Jennifer Nelson: Mata Hari stops at nothing. Nothing comes between Mata Hari and what she wants.
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Edited into Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968) See more »

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Be My Love
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Written by Sammy Cahn and Nicholas Brodszky
Performed by Dick Martin
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Lots of fun, and Doris Day, too!
9 January 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've always loved this film; it's one of Doris' best and has a great opening song and sequence. Doris plays a widow who works at NASA. Rod Taylor plays a physicist who falls in love with her, and tries to get her to fall in love with him. Arthur Godfrey plays Doris' father, who runs a glass-bottom boat in Catalina. Some of the idiots at NASA decide that Doris is a spy, and there's lots of chases and red herrings as Paul Lynde (a security guard), Dick Martin (Rod's business partner), and Edward Andrews (playing a General), all try to unmask her. Doris decides to beat them at their own game when she overhears a phone conversation, and outspy's everyone. Paul Lynde gets to dress in a blue satin formal, and Rod finds Dick Martin and Edward Andrews in bed together! The whole thing is a real hoot, and you'll love those late 60's fashions and hairdo's.

It's all a lot of harmless fun, and look quick for Robert Vaughn during the party scene!


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