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The Thrill of It All (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 17 July 1963 (USA)
A housewife's sudden rise to fame as a soap spokesperson leads to chaos in her home life.

Director:

Norman Jewison

Writers:

Carl Reiner (screenplay), Larry Gelbart (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Day ... Beverly Boyer
James Garner ... Dr. Gerald Boyer
Arlene Francis ... Mrs. Fraleigh
Edward Andrews ... Gardiner Fraleigh
Reginald Owen ... Old Tom Fraleigh
Zasu Pitts ... Olivia
Elliott Reid ... Mike Palmer
Alice Pearce ... Irving's Wife
Kym Karath ... Maggie Boyer
Brian Nash Brian Nash ... Andy Boyer
Lucy Landau Lucy Landau ... Mrs. Goethe
Paul Hartman ... Dr. Taylor
Hayden Rorke ... Billings
Alex Gerry ... Stokely
Robert Gallagher Robert Gallagher ... Van Camp
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Storyline

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 Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

DORIS DAY and JAMES GARNER invite you to watch them share... [The Thrill of it All] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Was diese Frau so alles treibt See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Doris is drying her toddler daughter off near the tub, the child switches between being toweled down, wrapped snugly in the towel, and back again in a matter of seconds. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Gerald Boyer: I'm the kind of a husband who likes to see his wife. Not staring at him from a billboard, or looking up at him from a magazine ad. I want to see her, and I want to see here in person and often.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

The Thrill Of It All
Music by Arnold Schwarzwald
Lyrics by Frederick Herbert
Vocals by The Johnny Mann Singers
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8 March 2016 | by bpklawSee all my reviews

Did anyone notice that Buddy Hackett was one of the guys cleaning out the pool on the construction team after the detergent.

Beverly's kid is strikingly similar to Ron Howard and this is the same era as the "Music Man."

A 1958 Cheverolet convertible (Impala) while still in style in 1963 is now iconic, much more than an '63 Imperial. Water damage ruins everything. In today's market we would say that was car murder!

James Garner and Doris Day are quite special by today's standards.

This film was avant guard for woman's rights to be treated equally. In 1963 this was quite a step forward


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