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The Glass Bottom Boat -- Doris Day stars as a widowed writer who is mistaken for a spy when she is hired to write a biography of handsome research scientist Rod Taylor.
The Glass Bottom Boat -- A way-out world of space and spies in this trailer

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Director:
Writer:
Everett Freeman (written by)
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Release Date:
9 June 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The spy who came out of the water. See more »
Plot:
After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory begins to suspect his new girlfriend is a Russian spy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Lots of fun, and Doris Day, too! See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Doris Day ... Jennifer Nelson

Rod Taylor ... Bruce Templeton

Arthur Godfrey ... Axel Nordstrom

John McGiver ... Ralph Goodwin

Paul Lynde ... Homer Cripps

Edward Andrews ... Gen. Wallace Bleecker

Eric Fleming ... Edgar Hill

Dom DeLuise ... Julius Pritter (as Dom De Luise)

Dick Martin ... 'Zack' / Zack Molloy
Elisabeth Fraser ... Nina Bailey

George Tobias ... Mr. Fenimore
Alice Pearce ... Mrs. Fenimore

Ellen Corby ... Anna Miller
Dee J. Thompson ... Donna
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Alden ... Executive (uncredited)
Don Anderson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ellen Atterbury ... Wife (uncredited)
Bella Bruck ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Burnside ... Reporter (uncredited)
Regina Carrol ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Pat Casella ... Secretary (uncredited)
Jerry Catron ... Executive (uncredited)
George Cisar ... Fat Man (uncredited)

Bill Cord ... American (uncredited)
John Dennis ... Policeman (uncredited)
Dick Dial ... Executive (uncredited)
Roy Eason ... Executive (uncredited)
M. Hakim ... Henchman (uncredited)
Florence Halop ... Lady on Telephone (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Reporter (uncredited)
Maurice Kelly ... Reporter (uncredited)
James Macklin ... Policeman (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Reporter (uncredited)
Theodore Marcuse ... Gregor - Spy with Cigar (uncredited)
Gregg Martell ... Russian (uncredited)
Brett Parker ... Engineer (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Husband (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Party Guest / Computer Plant Worker (uncredited)

Michael Romanoff ... Husband (uncredited)
Rachel Romen ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Stewart ... Reporter (uncredited)
Leslie Vallen ... Miss Perkins (uncredited)

Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo (uncredited)
Charles Victor ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Carolyn Williamson ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tashlin 
 
Writing credits
Everett Freeman (written by)

Produced by
Everett Freeman .... producer
Martin Melcher .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank De Vol  (as De Vol)
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John McSweeney Jr.  (as John McSweeney)
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno  (as Edward Carfagno)
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Hugh Hunt 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Lampson .... hair styling: Doris Day's
Harry Maret .... makeup artist
William Tuttle .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... assistant production manager: MGM (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Jennings .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
J. McMillan Johnson .... special visual effects (as J. McMillin Johnson)
Carroll L. Shepphird .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Dick Dial .... stunts (uncredited)
Louie Elias .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Hakim .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Byers .... underwater electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Aghayan .... costumes designed by: Miss Day's
 
Music Department
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
Germany:110 min | USA:110 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | UK:U | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #21077) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
The boat that was used in the film sank two miles off the coast of Zuma Beach in Los Angeles on 11 June 2006. "The Phoenix" was traveling from Newport Beach to San Francisco Bay where it was going to be used as a Cajun restaurant. The cause of the sinking was due to a two-by-six inch crack in the glass hull. All crew members were rescued. What made the sinking unusual is that the glass bottom is installed at the bottom of a "well" in the center of the ship. The top of this well is set above the usual waterline so that if the glass broke, as here, the ship would not sink. The only reason the ship should sink is if it was heavily loaded, making it sit too deep in the water.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Bruce and Jennifer are stargazing, Bruce points out the planet Venus next to the nearly full moon. Venus is closer to the Sun than Earth. Therefore it would only appear near the moon when the moon is in the waxing or waning crescent phase.See more »
Quotes:
Edgar Hill:I want to talk to you a minute. Those phone calls, there is no question about it. She's an agent, operating for the...
Bruce Templeton:She's no more an agent than you are! And if you're the best the CIA can come up with, this country is in big trouble!
Edgar Hill:Now look here! We'll have to detain her.
Bruce Templeton:Mrs Nelson can leave here whenever she wishes!
Edgar Hill:What's that noise?
Bruce Templeton:What? Oh, well I locked her in the closet.
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Movie Connections:
References "The Late Late Show" (1962)See more »
Soundtrack:
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)See more »

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35 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Lots of fun, and Doris Day, too!, 9 January 1999
Author: Marta from United States

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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