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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 »
Genre:
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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Gloriously Groovy See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Shirley MacLaine ... Harriet Blossom

Richard Attenborough ... Robert Blossom
James Booth ... Ambrose Tuttle

Freddie Jones ... Det. Sgt. Dylan
William Rushton ... Dylan's assistant
Bob Monkhouse ... Dr. Taylor

Patricia Routledge ... Miss Reece

John Bluthal ... Judge
Harry Towb ... Doctor
Sandra Caron ... Pet shop assistant
Sheila Steafel ... Pet shop saleslady (as Sheila Staefel)

Frank Thornton ... Factory manager

Barry Humphries ... Art dealer

John Cleese ... Post Office clerk
Bruce Lacey ... Musketeer
Tony Gray ... Musketeer
Douglas Grey ... Musketeer
Leslie Dwyer ... Bookshop assistant
Ronnie Brody ... Security guard
Bob Godfrey ... Factory mechanic
John Mulgrew ... Factory mechanic
Marjorie Gresley ... Post Office lady
Freddie Earlle ... Interpreter (as Freddie Earle)
Marianne Stone ... Factory tea lady

Clive Dunn ... Dr. Zimmerman
Geraldine Sherman ... Dr. Krunhauser
Julian Chagrin ... Stockbroker
Keith Smith ... Shop steward
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carol Cleveland ... Bra Model (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Fireman (uncredited)
Sylvana Henriques ... Bra Model (uncredited)
Michael Segal ... Robert's Counsel (uncredited)
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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
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridget Sellers .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Riz Ortolani .... conductor
 
Other crew
Sidney King .... title designer
Stan O'Toole .... assistant to producer
Maggie Unsworth .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
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:
References Zulu (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
Let's Live for LoveSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Gloriously Groovy, 5 November 2008
Author: withnail-4 from New Haven, CT

This movie is about color, rhythm, blossoms, visual wit, vibrant states of mind love, and being in love all over the place. And wonderfulness. No one since Charles Laughton has made faces as amazingly as the great Freddie Jones does here as the inspector. The level of film-making is the absolute top. In its own very different way, it is as well scored, composed, and photographed as a David Lean film, or something archly impressive like that. Quintessence of film art, really. But this movie couldn't be more unlike those movies. A visual equivalent of a great 60s pop music love song. The Beatles movies are less like Beatles songs than this tripped out valentine. An Overwhelmingly warm charming and dreamy psychedelic love trip. This movie hugs you and takes you to a place called nice.

Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth (2001) and a great score by Riz Ortolani, and New Vaudeville Band (those guys who did "Winchester Cathedral") were used perfectly in the soundtrack.

Patricia "Hyacinth" Routledge and John Cleese add to the fun.

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