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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 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 who came out of the water. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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The Spy in Lace Panties  »

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Not only does Robert "Napoleon Solo" Vaughn cameo at the party, but there is a snatch of the "Man from U.N.C.L.E." theme heard on the soundtrack when Paul Lynde goes undercover in drag. See more »

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When Jenny hits Bruce with the cake near the end, two of the items switch places in the closet. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Templeton: Are you or are you not the girl in the glass bottom boat?
Jennifer Nelson: I are ?
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Referenced in The Fifth Element (1997) See more »

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Symphony No. 5 in C minor
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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A delight for fans of Alice Pearce, Paul Lynde, Edward Andrews, et al
27 January 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

This fast and wild James Bond spoof is not the usual Doris Day bedroom comedy of the 60s. It's different in that it has a bevy of talented comic actors in supporting roles, who all have their moments to shine.

Paul Lynde in drag is sublime. He looks spectacular in a red bouffant wig and aquamarine satin gown, and is even more glamorous than Doris. They have a "powder room" scene that is hilarious slapstick.

Alice Pearce recreates her Gladys Kravitz-type character from "Bewitched" and is wonderful as usual. It's her last movie role, unfortunately, as she died too young.

A young Dom DeLuise has a funny scene that he does in pantomime. Dick Martin shows up with some good reaction takes, and the great character actor Edward Andrews is also in fine blustering form.

The stars, Doris and Rod Taylor, are quite appealing, although looking a bit too mature for their fluffy romance.


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