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That Funny Feeling (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 25 August 1965 (USA)
Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she ... See full summary »


Richard Thorpe


David R. Schwartz (screenplay), Norman Barasch (story) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Dee ... Joan Howell
Bobby Darin ... Tom Milford
Donald O'Connor ... Harvey Granson
Nita Talbot ... Audrey
Larry Storch ... Luther
Leo G. Carroll ... O'Shea
James Westerfield ... Officer Brokaw
Robert Strauss ... Bartender
Ben Lessy ... Charlie - Bartender
Reta Shaw ... Woman at Phone Booth
Nora Marlowe Nora Marlowe ... Woman at Phone Booth
Kathleen Freeman ... Woman at Phone Booth
Minerva Urecal ... Woman at Phone Booth
Arte Johnson ... Paul
Benny Rubin ... Taxi Driver


Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she shares with her roommate Audrey, Joan brings Tom over to a fancy apartment that she cleans on a daily basis not knowing that it's his place. Tom plays along with the charade despite not knowing who Joan really is, while she tries to tidy up Tom's place not knowing who he really is. Written by matt-282

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She "borrows" his Apartment - then steals his Heart! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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On their first date, Tom (Bobby Darin) engages Joan (Sandra Dee) in a round of questions to determine what kind of work she does. The wording of his questions is clearly a tip of the hat to the long-running television game show "What's My Line?" See more »


Taxi Driver: Where to?
Tom Milford: I don't know.
Taxi Driver: Do you wanna go home?
Tom Milford: I am home.
Taxi Driver: What do you want me to do ? Drive you up the steps?
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That Funny Feeling
Written by Bobby Darin
Sung by Bobby Darin
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Do we debate on whether it's believable or achievable?
6 June 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

OK, so we in the 21st century don't judge Sandra Dee's movies too kindly, as she usually played some nubile woman existing only to be cute, and we don't consider it particularly PC. The truth is, most of the teen flicks of the past 25 years haven't been much different, and I for one find "That Funny Feeling" more interesting than many of the teen flicks from my lifetime. True, much of the movie is pretty predictable, with Dee as a working class maid pretending to live in a young businessman's (Bobby Darin) apartment, while he goes along with it; I actually didn't spend much of the movie laughing. But the movie definitely has its moments, namely the telephone booth and the party (some people might even include the shot of Sandra Dee in the bathtub...meow meow).

Obviously, given that during the '60s, we started seeing movies like "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Graduate", this one might seem worthless at best. But, I will say that it does have a certain charm to it. It's not a masterpiece by any stretch, but doesn't pretend to be. Just nice, silly fun. And Sandra Dee is actually kinda hot. Also starring Donald O'Connor, Nina Talbot, Larry Storch, Leo G. Carroll, Robert Strauss, Kathleen Freeman and Arte Johnson.

I bet that somewhere beyond that great sea in the sky, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin can take comfort knowing that we still remember them, even if it is for something as silly as this.

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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