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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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A glorious day...and night. 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Janet tries to take Mike to the train station, they're stopped by a group of bird-watchers, who tell Janet they're watching a cuckoo 'nesting.' The cuckoo bird isn't a single bird, but, a family, and many are what's known as 'brood parasites,' which means they lay their egg in the nest of other bird species (but, even then, the majority of cuckoo species still raise their own young). If this were the case, the bird watchers were most likely watching either a parent cuckoo punch holes in the nest's occupants eggs (killing them before they hatch), or, the hatched cuckoo rolling the eggs out, or something else similar. See more »

Goofs

When Janet is driving Mike in the convertible and meets the lorry, Mike covers her head as well as his in the closeup shot. However in the long shot, they are each individually covering their own heads. 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 Biography: Doris Day: It's Magic (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Waltz played at Langsdorf's party
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Too much bickering, not enough romantic comedy
5 February 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Despite a cute--if not exactly fresh--opening, "Do Not Disturb" immediately starts to disintegrate. Why? I think it's all in the script, which is second-rate. The movie pairs Doris Day with handsome, adept Rod Taylor, but gives them no scenes together as man and wife that make you care about their union (they're usually fighting with each other over the telephone). This is important to note because when Doris starts (innocently) dallying with a Frenchman, there's nothing at stake for her--or for her marriage. Some of Day's double-takes are funny, and the madcap finish is delightfully screwball, but there's a huge chunk of movie in between these scenes that goes absolutely flat. The plot has an American couple moving to the English countryside, and the portrayal of the Britishers is ridiculous and corny. Towards the end, as Doris is walking through a lobby full of men and women, try spotting Raquel Welch in one of her very first show business jobs. ** from ****


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