American couple Janet and Mike move to England for his business. She soon becomes paranoid that he is having an affair with his attractive secretary, and decides to get back at him by pretending she herself has been unfaithful.
Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".
The Happy Soap Company is owned and managed by the Fraleigh family. Although he is more of a company figurehead than an active participant in the company's day-to-day business, anything that family patriarch Tom Fraleigh wants for the company he usually gets. What he wants is Beverly Boyer - the wife of his daughter-in-law's obstetrician, Dr. Gerald Boyer - to appear as the company spokesperson when Beverly, who he meets at a small dinner party, mentions a personal and true story about how Happy Soap saved her life. She is to appear in a live commercial spot during a Happy Soap sponsored television show telling her story just as she told Tom. Despite Beverly's performance going poorly in her own mind, Tom loved it and how refreshing and honest Beverly came across to the viewer. So Tom signs her to a one year, $80,000 contract to continue doing the same. This move is questioned by Happy Soap's own managers and its advertising company. But it is questioned even more by Gerald, who ...Written by
Carl Reiner had intended the role of Beverly Boyer for Judy Holliday, but, whose ill health prevented her from making the film. This is the 2nd time, Ms Day would step in on a film project which was originally intended for someone else, the first being _Move Over Darling (1963)_, which was originally being shot as as_Something's Got To Give (1962)_, starring Marilyn Monroe, but, who's tragic death lead to that film being recast, and re-filmed with Ms. Day. See more »
Beverly pulls the same part of the gown off of Gerald's head twice after Gerald trips over the camera equipment (when the crew is filming a commercial in the couple's bedroom). See more »
The credit for David Webb's Jewels is followed with Cameos by Carl Reiner (a cameo being a form of jewelry, but in this case substituting as Reiner's credit for his series of appearances within the film) See more »
Some folks might find the movie corny by todays standards but having seen it almost 40 years ago and then seeing it recently, it still is a movie that has some real hilarious scenes. I think it could be the funniest movie Doris Day ever made, even funnier than Pillow Talk. To me the scene when the pool is full of soap suds and the scene with James Garner riding a cop's horse to deliver a baby are classics.
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