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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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Release Date:
9 June 1966 (USA) See more »
The spy who came out of the water. See more »
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 »
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The BEST of the DD films of the 60s! See more (38 total) »


  (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)
Larry Strong ... Engineer Space Center (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
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)
Crew verified as complete

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Germany:110 min | USA:110 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | UK:U | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #21077) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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The last picture of Alice Pearce, who passed away on March 3rd, 1966 of ovarian cancer at the age of 48 - just three months before "The Glass Bottom Boat" had its premiere.See more »
Continuity: When Jenny gets her heel stuck in the grate outside the clean room, in the first shot, her left foot is stuck. In the next shot, it's her right foot. When she gets off the grate and leaves her shoe, it's changed position.See more »
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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36 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
The BEST of the DD films of the 60s!, 12 August 2004
Author: lgrace from Canada

Simply the best of the Doris Day comedies of the 60s. Rod Taylor is handsome and romantic, Paul Lynde and Dom DeLuise are riotously funny as spies gone goofy. Lynde is especially effective in "in satin". Doris Day is, well, on top of her game as the charming, virtuous, innocent and freckle-faced heroine--but lookout when she gets her revenge! The finale is hilarious and even more risqué than was usual for the sex farces of the sixties.

Probably my favourite DD movie! I know the pairing with Rock Hudson is better known from the period, (Pillow Talk) but this one with Rod Taylor as her leading man has an extra edge of spoofy comedy that makes it stand out among the rest.

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