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The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)

Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The... See full summary »

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Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The man, Ambrose, is supposed to leave during the night but Harriet finds him the next day still hiding in the attic. Harriet lets her new lover stay in the attic for years, managing to keep it all secret from her husband and from the detectives investigating the sudden disappearance of a certain Mr. Ambrose Tuttle. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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The film is (loosely) based on a real incident. In the late 1910s and early 1920s, Dolly Oesterreich kept her lover, Otto Sanhuber in the attic where he lived for many years. Her husband Fred ran a company that made aprons. Otto even moved with the couple from Milwaukee to Los Angeles to stay above his lover. Unfortunately, the real story doesn't have the happy ending of the movie. See more »

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In the scene where Robert is conducting the Brass Band, a picture of a Mexican (Mr. Tuttle dressed-up) and a dog (Dinky) is visible. These two characters don't appear until later in the picture and Robert only sees the picture for the 'first time' at Mrs.Blossom's picture exhibition after that. See more »

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Featured in Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014) See more »

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I Think I'm Beginning to Fall in Love
Written by Geoff Stephens
Performed by The New Vaudeville Band
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A wonderful English comedy farce.
13 May 2009 | by (Wyoming, USA) – See all my reviews

In 1968 I worked as a projectionist. I saw thousands of movies. Memories of this one, among few, have stuck with me for all these years.

Richard Attenborough at his "dry" best. Shirley Maclain at her most sexy and appealing as a bored housewife. James Booth, her "house guest" is a charmer. Along with a host of other fascinating characters an extraordinary look at the 60s English culture and sense of humor.

Keeping your paramour in the attic for the occasional tryst whilst hubby is off making brassieres. It makes for great comedy If you get a chance to see this.....do it. It is worth your time and you will enjoy it.


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