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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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11 September 1968 (USA)  »

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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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When Mrs Blossom meets Mr Tuttle they play a game of snooker. The last ball potted is shown, a green ball. In snooker the last ball is always black. There is no reason that they were not playing according to the rules. See more »

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Referenced in Youth Wave (1968) See more »

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Just Plain Sweet & Funny or is that Funny & Sweet!
14 July 2001 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Who knew you could have so much fun making Bustenhalter's (Bra's)<only word I know in german that I can also spell so I was aching to use it>. This movie is so sweet. The plot is totally odd having a sort of Casino Royale weird off beat flavor to it. This is the ultimate in a quirky Addam's Family gone oh so British yet bonkers kind of movie. I think the MUSIC in The Bliss of Mrs Blossom movie rocks. Well Lets say it ROCKS only if you like frightfully odd music but its wild. The ending is a real tear jerker as things go full circle. The Psychodelic influences of the time were celearly in evidence throught this movie in the fast pace of the cutting and all sorts of weird camera angle and, slow motion shots did give on a disconcerted feeling as if one might well be tripping out.

I love this movie with all the talk and, visuals of bra's and, ladies ever wearing bra's it never got crude or dead common. The movie is tasteful from beginning to end... Back in 1968 when the world was full of industrial strength prudes this movie might have been labeled a bit blue but in our more enlightened Millennium this is just tame good nature fun. This is a movie for onle and, all.

If you like weird off beat comedy enough you owe yourself a look at this one. Oh and, when you see the movie say hi to Binky for me! I think the high moral water mark in this movie is hit when Mr. Blossom suggests that all man's wars were not the result of his willingness to follow his countries flag into battle... Insteed Man was really Following the Brazaire which you know just might be true . hmmmmm :)


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