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Director:
Writers:
Josef Shaftel (short story)
Alec Coppel (play)
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Release Date:
11 September 1968 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Years Big Put-On...And Take-Off Too! See more »
Plot:
Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Just Plain Sweet & Funny or is that Funny & Sweet! See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Joseph McGrath 
 
Writing credits
Josef Shaftel (short story)

Alec Coppel (play)

Alec Coppel (writer) and
Denis Norden (writer)

Produced by
Josef Shaftel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth 
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Sheldon 
 
Production Design by
Assheton Gorton 
 
Art Direction by
William Alexander  (as Bill Alexander)
George Lack 
 
Costume Design by
Jocelyn Rickards 
 
Makeup Department
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup chief
Bernadette Ibbetson .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Fred Slark .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Besgrove .... assistant director
Stuart Black .... first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Terry Apsey .... construction manager
Sally Scott .... painter: Mrs. Blossom
 
Sound Department
Laurie Clarkson .... sound
David Hawkins .... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Richard Parker .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Elvin .... camera operator
Peter MacDonald .... camera operator
Nobby Madden .... electrician (uncredited)
Tom McGuinness .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Sellers .... wardrobe supervisor
Evangeline Harrison .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Riz Ortolani .... conductor
 
Other crew
Sidney King .... title designer
Stan O'Toole .... assistant to producer
Maggie Unsworth .... continuity
 
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USA:93 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Sweden:11 | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:M (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Youth Wave (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Way That I LiveSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Just Plain Sweet & Funny or is that Funny & Sweet!, 14 July 2001
Author: Wolf (alphaspace) from Baltimore, Maryland

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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