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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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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:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a neat in-joke in this movie. When the French children find out that Janet (Doris Day) is American, they ask her whether she knows Rock Hudson or Cary Grant - both of whom Day had previously co-starred with. She co-starred with Hudson in Pillow Talk (1959), Lover Come Back (1961), and Send Me No Flowers (1964), and with Grant in That Touch of Mink (1962). See more »

Goofs

When Janet is driving Mike in the convertible and meets the lorry, she is driving in the right lane and thus in the wrong. However in the close up shot of the two of them in the car, the car following them is also driving in the right lane. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, an animated Doris dances around, while various characters also move around the screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Au Revoir Is Goodbye with a Smile
Lyric Bob Hilliard
Music Mort Garson
Performed by Doris Day (uncredited)
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Even low expectation can't quite make it worthy.
16 December 2009 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

OK, so it's not unreasonable to enter into a Doris Day romantic comedy expecting undemanding froth and a little sexiness. With that, Do Not Disturb delivers on that expectation. Day's line in this type of film caters for like minded people knowing exactly what they want from a Sunday morning time filler. The trouble is, is that where's the cut off point to say no more please? This film is arguably the one where Day fans {and I count myself among them} finally realised the formula had run its course. Yes the enjoyable fluff that was The Glass Bottom Boat would follow a year later, but that too has a familiarity, that whilst not breeding contempt, certainly felt like being stuck on a carousel.

The plot here is naturally simple, but sadly so is Richard L. Breen's screenplay {adapting from William Fairchild's play}. Thankfully Day at least manages to make the thread bare script work to a degree, and although no Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor does make for an appealing foil to Day's sexy effervescent efforts. Hermione Baddeley shines brightest out of the supporting cast and the funky opening credits are accompanied by Day's delightful rendition of the title tune. Enter with caution then, for even the hardiest of Doris Day fans must know this is but a time filler in all but name. 5/10


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