The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  9 June 1966 (USA)
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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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9 June 1966 (USA)  »

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The Spy in Lace Panties  »

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2.35 : 1
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Robert Vaughn:  man at the party. See more »


When Bruce is showing Jennifer around the kitchen, he peels and eats a banana and drops the peel on the floor for the robotic vacuum to pick it up. Later, while talking to the CIA, he says "I hate bananas!" However, he pretended to like bananas solely to impress Jennifer; therefore, he is not making a mistake but, instead being consistent. See more »


Julius Pritter: Gismo? You are a spy!
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Theme From The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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A Must have Wonderful Old Fashioned Comedy!
11 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has to be one of my all time favorite Doris Day movies. This movie I think showed her serious side and her funny side. Dom Deluise is at his most funniest. He made a really terrible spy. Rod Taylor,Dick Martin and Paul Lynn really worked well together in the movie. Sometimes you get comedy movies with no real plot and terrible acting. Even though this plot was a little far fetched. It worked okay. The acting was good. The producer's also took advantage of Doris Day and had her use her most wonderful voice to sing some songs in the movie. To me that was okay. I had to buy another copy of this movie, I wore out my first one. This is a must have for good old fashioned comedy!

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