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The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) Poster

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Not only does Robert Vaughn (who played "Napoleon Solo" on the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) appear in a 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.
The set that appears in this film as NASA scientist Rod Taylor's home was later recycled as the bad guys' headquarters in the The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part I (1966) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part II (1966).
The original Glass Bottom Boat did not sink. It remains to this day in a modified dry dock on Catalina Island, off the California coast. In 2006 a paddle boat named the Phoenix sank in 800 feet of water off Zuma Beach in California. For some reason this sinking had been incorrectly rumored to be the original Glass Bottom Boat; the Nautilus. The Nautilus can still be visited on Catalina; but it's not a marked attraction. Locals can usually tell where the boat is being kept when asked.
Alice Pearce and George Tobias appear as a married couple. They were also husband and wife in Bewitched (1964). Paul Lynde, who plays Homer Cripps, also appeared in the show as Samantha's zany Uncle Arthur.
The song "Soft As The Starlight" was co-written by Curly Howard, of The Three Stooges fame, along with Joe Lubin.
Final film of Alice Pearce. NOTE: She passed away on March 3, 1966, of ovarian cancer at the age of 48--just three months before this film had its premiere.
Doris Day sang the song "Que Sera Sera" in this movie and two others, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) and Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960).
The mermaid costume worn by Doris Day in the opening scene is now on display at the Catalina Casino and can be viewed on the Casino tour.
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Doris Day's second movie with Rod Taylor, following Do Not Disturb (1965) the previous year.
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Many people mistakenly think the boat used in the film sank two miles off the coast of Zuma Beach in Los Angeles on 11 June 2006. The boat the sank--The Phoenix (and NOT The Nautilus, from this film)--was traveling from Newport Beach to San Francisco Bay, where it was going to be used as a Cajun restaurant. The cause of its sinking was due to a 2'x6' crack in the glass hull. All crew were rescued. What made the sinking unusual is the glass bottom which was 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.
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Jennifer steps out on her front porch and sees two of her neighbors. She greets them saying, "Hello Mabel. Hello Norman". Mabel Normand was a famous screen comedienne of the early 20th century.
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Opening credits: The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental.
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