6.7/10
287
17 user 5 critic

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)

A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

Director:

Writers:

(story "I Am Thinking of My Darling"), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: William Holden, Deborah Kerr, Thelma Ritter
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young writer is sent to Europe on an assigment to finish the final chapters of a sex novel by a famous authoress who has decided to stop writing.

Director: Ron Winston
Stars: Robert Wagner, Mary Tyler Moore, Glynis Johns
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn
The Gazebo (1959)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

TV writer Elliott Nash buries a blackmailer under the new gazebo in his suburban backyard. But the nervous man can't let the body rest there.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Carl Reiner
P.J. (1968)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth ... See full summary »

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: George Peppard, Raymond Burr, Gayle Hunnicutt
The Hook (1963)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During an evacuation in the waning days of the Korean War, three American soldiers retrieve an enemy airman and take him prisoner aboard the civilian ship returning them to their lines. ... See full summary »

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams
Showdown (1973)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Rock Hudson, Dean Martin, Susan Clark
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A love story between two misunderstood new bohemians who don't even understand themselves.

Director: Ranald MacDougall
Stars: Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule
Pendulum (1969)
Certificate: M Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When police captain Frank Matthews is accused of murdering his adulterous wife and her lover he avoids arrest and sets out to find the killer.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: George Peppard, Jean Seberg, Richard Kiley
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Pete
...
Liz
...
Barney
...
Aida
...
J. Gardner Monroe
Nathaniel Frey ...
Conrad
...
The Mayor
...
Dr. Shapiro
Jeanne Arnold ...
Gertrude
...
Murgatroyd
Morty Gunty ...
Sgt. Gunty
Joe Ponazecki ...
Officer Ponazecki
Frank Campanella ...
Capt. Wallace
...
Mrs. Schwartz
Edit

Storyline

A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This picture is all about...Love/Red Tape/Scotch tape?/SEX/strange birds/Strange People and 17 ways to feel good See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| | | |

Release Date:

24 May 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

17 syntages gia na ginete eftyhismenos  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Thelma Ritter's final film; her screen debut, Miracle on 34th Street (1947), was also directed by George Seaton, making Ritter one of a handful of actors to be directed by the same person in both their first and last films. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Shapiro: What this particular virus evidentally does is cause changes in our behavior patterns. People infected become euphoric, have a sense of well-being.
The Mayor: Well, I'm not going to order the Police Commissioner to call out twenty-eight thousand cops to find some bird that makes people feel good.
Dr. Shapiro: But we have no way of knowing what it may lead to. People could feel so good they'd quit their jobs, fly kites in Times Square, block traffic, uh... stop voting...
The Mayor: Stop voting!
[picks up the phone]
The Mayor: Get me the ...
See more »

Soundtracks

What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
Written by Jerry Keller and Dave Blume
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unfortunately unavailable why?
28 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice film, agree with other comments that it is just as appropriate today as in 1968 although our youth would be too mature possible for some of the humor. The bureaucracy portrayed in this movie seems quite realistic in this post 911 mentality.

The real question is why this movie has never been released. So many other pieces of trash seem to have been redone, why has this one not been released on either VHS or DVD? I can only assume that this because of some copyright or estate issue. Have George Peppard's family restricted its release? Does Universal Studio's have some issue with releasing it? Unfortunately the last time it appeared on TV was before the general availability of VCRs.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How to get this movie to DVD? heavenfactory
omen? wgunnelsiii
thank god samia_a_zaid
Discuss What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?