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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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Jennifer Nelson and Bruce Templeton meet when Bruce reels in her mermaid suit leaving Jennifer bottomless in the waters of 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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The Spy in Lace Panties  »

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Alice Pearce and George Tobias (Mr. and Mrs. Fenimore) also appeared as married couple Alice and Abner Kravitz on the television series "Bewitched". Pearce was the original Mrs. Kravitz. See more »

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In the two scenes where the runaway boat crashes into the beach, the cars around the boat seem to rearrange themselves from shot to shot. A closer look at which car ends up where, reveals, apparently, the wide shot intended for the first scene was mistakenly edited into the second one and vice versa. See more »

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Julius Pritter: [gets his foot stuck in a waste basket] I cannot go through life like this?
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Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
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Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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First-class slapstick and romance
22 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Is this Doris Day's best movie? Probably not, but it is one of her funniest and I laughed more here than at any of her bedroom comedies from this era. Fashionably advertised as a spy comedy--it's really not (there's one spy late in the film)--it features our Doris as a kooky widow with a menagerie of pets who spends her nights at school (some of her classes are ballet and map-making!) and her days as an aerospace tour guide. On the weekends, she dons a mermaid's tail and swims beneath her father's vessel. Doris is very down-to-the-earth here, never too-cute. I loved the warmly feminine feel she gives to the song "Soft As The Starlight", and the lovely look on her face after Rod Taylor kisses her for the first time. The slapstick stuff is very raucous and noisy, but I laughed out loud when Paul Lynde followed Doris into the ladies room dressed in drag, or when Doris makes a date with two different men for a romantic evening, and the men are the ones who end up (innocently) in bed together. Dick Martin says to Edward Andrews, "Do you wanna meet early and pick out the furniture?" An exceptionally smart bauble: breezy, plushly-made and essentially brainless, but it makes for a great couple of hours. ***1/2 from ****


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