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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 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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She swims, sizzles, shoots, sings, spies, and makes Mata Hari look like a girl scout! See more »

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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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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 »

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Jennifer Nelson: Hey! What in heavens name do you think you're doing?
Bruce Templeton: You talkin' to me?
Jennifer Nelson: Yes I'm talking to you! That's my suit on your line!
Bruce Templeton: Oh I'm sorry... that's a funny looking suit.
Jennifer Nelson: It's my mermaid tail. and would you please throw it back?
Bruce Templeton: Well it's kind of difficult. it's all tangled. Why don't you come aboard, and I'll untangle it for you
Jennifer Nelson: Well THAT's a little difficult too, since I'm BOTTOMLESS!
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Features The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) See more »

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Soft As The Starlight
by Joe Lubin and Curly Howard (as Jerome Howard)
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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frothy '60s comedy
14 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a warm, wonderful actress Doris Day is, what a knockout, what a screen presence. And just think, at the age of 42 (ancient by Hollywood standards in 1966) she was playing a desirable woman lusted after by several men. Glass Bottom Boat is a very '60s comedy in look and subject matter - the space age and spies. Taylor has invented a gizmo and when there's a leak from his project team, suspicion falls on Day, who works for the company and calls someone named Vladimir several times a day. Vladimir, however, is her dog, and she's calling him so he'll run around while the phone is ringing and get some exercise.

The film is loaded with space-age gadgets. Taylor's computerized, motorized kitchen is great, complete with a floor-cleaning robot - wonder if the inventors of today's robot vacuum saw this movie. He also pilots his boat via a remote - but as he points out during a scene where the boat runs amok with Day inside, that needs further work.

There's lots of slapstick and comedy support from Dom Deluise, Dick Martin, and Paul Lynde. Lynde, by the way, looked great in drag, and has some great delivery in his scenes. Some of the scenes, especially those of Deluise, had an improv feel. The late Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood's boss on "Rawhide," plays a CIA man. This was his last film; he drowned shortly afterwards. Rod Taylor, who, by the way, is younger than Doris Day, is effective as Day's romantic interest. Of note, radio personality Arthur Godfrey plays Day's father. There's also an appearance by Robert Vaughan as an homage to his "Man from UNCLE" character.

Frothy fun, and Doris Day is always a delight.


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