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Writer:
Everett Freeman (written by)
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Release Date:
9 June 1966 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Supporting cast highlight Tashlin spy spoof 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)
Christopher Riordan ... Party Guest / Computer Plant Worker (uncredited)

Michael Romanoff ... Husband (uncredited)
Rachel Romen ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... 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)
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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 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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Jenny is outside the plant using a payphone to call her dog she is wearing a different outfit than the one she she is wearing in the scene before and after.See more »
Quotes:
Bruce Templeton:It just seems I know owe you one shoe and one mermaid's tail.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
Aloha 'OeSee more »

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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Supporting cast highlight Tashlin spy spoof, 18 September 2002
Author: SanDiego from The Beach

Director Frank Tashlin tries to do for Doris Day what he did for Lucille Ball (Miss Grant Takes Richmond), Bob Hope (Son of Paleface), and Jerry Lewis (Who's Minding the Store, many others) casting her in a comedy full of cartoonish color, gadgets, and slapstick. Not surprisingly Tashlin started as a director of Warner Brothers cartoons, moved into live action as a gag writer and became one of the most stylish directors of comedies. In many of his films Tashlin's world is full of out-of-control vacuum cleaners, remote control appliances, and a struggle to cope with the fast pace of modern civilization. In The Glass Bottom Boat (the title is misleading, the Catalina Island attraction is around just for the opening number) Tashlin pokes fun at the spy genre (most notably The Man From U.N.C.L.E. which was a popular TV show at the time). Rod Taylor is Day's romantic interest and the intellectual and corporate head of an aerospace corporation. He lives in a dream house with resort-style guest rooms, a futuristic kitchen, and a foyer that seems to go on forever. Doris Day plays an employee at his company who is mistaken for a spy by everyone but Taylor. Actually she is a widow who lives with her dog (he has a Russian name which adds to the confusion of her being a spy), some fish, and mockingbirds. The mockingbirds are tied into the title song which is sung to the tune of "Mockingbird." (At least one professional critic missed the purpose of the Mockingbird song that's why I'm bringing it up.) Taylor and Day have pretty good chemistry but the story is more about the chase so we don't see much romance. Instead Tashlin prefers to tie the story together with slapstick scenes such as Hi-Fi installer Dom DeLuise and Day getting their feet stuck in a trash can, Day being chased by a robotic floor sweeper, and Day in a runaway (remote control) speed boat. These are signature pieces for Tashlin and he does a good job with them but Doris Day seems a bit out of place. Slapstick requires the actor to fill in the time with quick broad expressions and physicality. We think of a physical actress like Lucille Ball trapped in a glass shower filled with water and drawing laughs from her expressions and cries. In a similar scene with an automatic floor sweeper Doris Day just seems to be there letting the antics on stage play itself out. In another scene she's virtually hanging on in an out-of-control speed boat. We can imagine Jerry Lewis changing expressions every half second and flipping on his back every two. Tashlin's skill makes the scenes funny, but they are not as hilarious as when cast with a physical clown. Day does a lot better in the quieter romantic comedy scenes and is given incredible support by a never-ending list of character actors who steal each and every one of their scenes. Among the best are Paul Lynde as a security chief who dons poor disguises and Dick Martin as Rod Taylor's "good-time" partner. Paul Lynde is joined by fellow Bewitched alumni George Tobias and Alice Pearce, virtually replaying the neighbors of that TV show Mr. and Mrs. Kravitz, this time as Doris Day's neighbors, and watch for Robert Vaughn in a quick cameo as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. himself. Add to this a rare supporting role by Arthur Godrey (with his trademark ukulele) as Doris Day's dad (they sing a duet), 60's comedy "stuffy character" actors Edward Andrews and John McGiver, and a pre-Walton's Ellen Corby as Rod Taylor's maid. Most films from this era can look really outdated but the sets here still look retro-cool. For breezy 60's fun the film is worth a look and despite a slow start seems to get better and better all the way to the end as the supporting characters come together and start interacting with each other, not just with Day. If only the entire film had the energy of the finale there might have been some much needed belly laughs generated.

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