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3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt (1964)

Unrated | | Comedy | 29 May 1964 (USA)
An out of work Method actor is hired by a male model, an ecdysiast, and a car salesman who live together to save money. They want the actor to listen to their problems and go see a ... See full summary »

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Tommy Noonan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mamie Van Doren ... Saxie Symbol
Tommy Noonan ... Tom
Ziva Rodann ... Dr. Myra Von
Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert ... Joe Lynch
John Cronin John Cronin ... Bruce Bernard
Howard Koch Howard Koch ... Dr. Otis Salverson (as Peter Howard)
T.C. Jones T.C. Jones ... Henry
Charles Irving Charles Irving ... R.L. Katz
Alvy Moore ... Sutter T. Finley
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Berkeley-Kent
Arthur Gould-Porter Arthur Gould-Porter ... Mr. Blyth
Patrick O'Moore ... Edwards (as Pat O'Moore)
Jennie Lee Jennie Lee ... Miss Griswald
Jimmy Cross Jimmy Cross ... Drunk
Curt Mercer Curt Mercer ... 1st Crook
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Storyline

An out of work Method actor is hired by a male model, an ecdysiast, and a car salesman who live together to save money. They want the actor to listen to their problems and go see a psychiatrist so they can get counseling for cheap. The psychiatrist is intrigued by the split personalities indicated by the three separate sets of problems presented by the actor, and soon producers are climbing out of the woodwork trying to buy the rights to the film, while the actor is having trouble keeping his act together. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Screwiest Comedy of the Year!

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Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Nuts and a Bolt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Although it's still unclear exactly what it means, Mamie Van Doren's baffling sign-off line ("It sure don't taste like tomato juice!") is a take-off on a popular TV commercial (for V-8 tomato juice) of the era. (Clarification: V-8 Juice is red and has the same consistency as tomato juice, so the line from the commercial is [It looks like tomato juice, but] "It sure doesn't taste like tomato juice.") See more »

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References Candid Camera (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

I Used To Be a Stripper Down on Main - Now I'm the Main Attraction on the Strip
Lyrics by Doris Sherrell (as Pony Sherrell)
Music by Phil Moody
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One of the worst "movies" ever thrown together
4 December 2014 | by tgleepSee all my reviews

I'm actually watching it right now. I went to IMDb for information on this disaster to see who to blame and for the first time ever felt compelled to leave a review. I can almost hear the applause from audiences in movie theaters cheering when the film may have broken and caught on fire. I have no idea of who the target audience for this bomb may have been but I suspect there was CIA involvement with ideas of torturing communist spies with it.

Mamie Van Doren was in some genuine clinker movies but this is the most forgettable of them all. The premise is beyond absurd and its execution while being captured on film leaves one with the feeling those responsible for it should have been captured and executed. Save yourself the time and pain of viewing any of it and head straight for YouTube to watch bloody drivers education training films like "Signal 30" that have higher production values and better plots.


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