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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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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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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:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Youth Wave (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Main Title ThemeSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
No bliss for the viewer, 10 October 2013
Author: jjnxn-1 from United States

A relic of its time this poorly conceived so called comedy coupled with Sweet Charity and several other losers killed off Shirley's film career the first time around. Within two years she was finished on screen and was out of pictures for almost a decade until her comeback in The Turning Point. This is one of the unfortunate crop of late 60's movies that tried to cash in on the so called youth wave with the overuse of psychedelic colors and disjointed scenes rather than a cohesive script. The desired effect, whatever that was, is not achieved all that is accomplished is to bore the audience and leave them with eye strain from the overdone color scheme. Skip it!

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