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Do Not Disturb (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 22 December 1965 (USA)
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.

Director:

Ralph Levy

Writers:

Milt Rosen (screenplay), Richard L. Breen (screenplay) (as Richard Breen) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Janet Harper
Rod Taylor ... Mike Harper
Hermione Baddeley ... Vanessa Courtwright
Sergio Fantoni ... Paul
Reginald Gardiner ... Simmons
Maura McGiveney Maura McGiveney ... Claire Hackett
Aram Katcher Aram Katcher ... Culkos
Leon Askin ... Langsdorf
Lisa Pera Lisa Pera ... Alicia
Michael Romanoff ... Delegate
Albert Carrier ... Reynard
Barbara Morrison ... Mrs. Ordley
Dick Winslow ... One-Man Band
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Storyline

American couple Mike and Janet Harper move to England for Mike's work, his company which deals in wool textiles and wool fashions. Despite Mike's want for them to live in a flat in the heart of London, Janet, who is not a big city girl, ignores his want and instead finds them a house to rent thirty miles outside of London in Kent, which means that Mike has to commute into town by train. This commute is not ideal for Mike, who often for convenience stays in one of the company's flats in town rather than go home. This commuting situation makes Janet feel even more neglected than she already did previously. Janet believes Mike may be taking his neglect to the next level by having an affair with his secretary-quickly-turned-assistant, Claire Hackett. Janet's beliefs are fueled in part by the Harper's busybody landlady, Vanessa Courtwright, who thinks Janet can play Mike's game by entering into an affair of her own, whether it be real or made-up. It has the potential to be real with the ... Written by Huggo

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What Should a Girl Do When Oppurtunity Knocks...Twice? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 December 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bitte nicht stören! See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$315,695
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The interior set of the Von Trapp entry hall (featuring the split staircase) in The Sound of Music (1965) was re-used in 'Do Not Disturb'. The set was re-dressed for use as the hotel ballroom featured in the latter portion of the film. See more »

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The party band is heard playing rock and roll guitar instrumentals, but the band has no guitar player. See more »

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Janet Harper: Well let me see what kind of a pup- you're not a puppy! You're a fox!
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Do Not Disturb
Lyric Mark Barkan
Music Ben Raleigh
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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Not Bad--But Not Memorable
8 March 2008 | by gftbiloxiSee all my reviews

Doris Day was among Hollywood's few truly bankable stars during the late 1950s and early 1960s, particularly noted for her comic talents in such frothy farces as PILLOW TALK, PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, and THAT TOUCH OF MINK. Unfortunately, as the 1960s progressed her films did not, and although her films remained popular they were seen as increasingly out of touch with the tone of the times. The situation was not helped by Day's husband-manager Martin Melcher, who developed the habit of signing Day to film projects Day herself found uninspired. Such was the case with the 1965 flyweight comedy DO NOT DISTURB.

The play seems to be a grab-bag of ideas from previous Day films, the story of a pretty but slightly klutzy wife (Day) and a neglectful husband (Rod Taylor) who find themselves at romantic cross purposes courtesy of their landlady Vanessa (Hermione Baddeley), a sexy secretary (Maura McGiveney), and a handsome antiques dealer(Sergio Fantoni.) The roles are one-dimensional, the plot turns are predictable, and the dialogue trivial. Both Day and Taylor respond by overplaying, sometimes to the point of shrillness. Even so, they do manage to inject enough life into the film to make it mildly amusing--and the supporting cast is quite charming. When all is said and done, the film is most memorable for the sight of Doris Day in a brilliantly orange evening gown as she struggles on the dance floor to shake away an olive dropped down her back.

The DVD includes several bonus features, including an account of Day's early life and career, a brief biography of Michael Romanoff (who plays a cameo in the film), and a brief biography of composer Mort Garson (who is perhaps best remembered for the song "Our Day Will Come.) It offers a nice transfer and is present in its original widescreen format. Most Doris Day fans will find it amusing, but even so most will admit that DO NOT DISTURB is hardly among the first tier of her films: not bad, but in no way memorable.

GFT, Amazon Reviewer


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