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The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 9 June 1966 (USA)
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After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory begins to suspect his new girlfriend is a Russian spy.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writer:

Everett Freeman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Jennifer Nelson
Rod Taylor ... Bruce Templeton
Arthur Godfrey ... Axel Nordstrom
John McGiver ... Ralph Goodwin
Paul Lynde ... Homer Cripps
Edward Andrews ... Gen. Wallace Bleecker
Eric Fleming ... Edgar Hill
Dom DeLuise ... Julius Pritter (as Dom De Luise)
Dick Martin ... Zack Molloy
Elisabeth Fraser ... Nina Bailey
George Tobias ... Mr. Fenimore
Alice Pearce ... Mrs. Fenimore
Ellen Corby ... Anna Miller
Dee J. Thompson Dee J. Thompson ... Donna
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Storyline

Jennifer Nelson and Bruce Templeton meet when Bruce reels in her mermaid suit leaving Jennifer bottomless in the waters off Catalina Island. She later discovers that Bruce is the big boss at her work (a research lab). Bruce hires Jennifer to be his biographer - only to try and win her affections. However, there's a problem. Bruce's friend General Wallace Bleeker believes that Jennifer is a Russian spy, and he has her placed under surveillance. Then, when Jennifer catches on...Watch Out! Written by Kelly

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Is this the girl next door? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spy in Lace Panties See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,200,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of Doris Day's last successful films at the box office. Day's manager/husband Martin Melcher had her follow this effort with Caprice (1967), The Ballad of Josie (1967), Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968) and With Six You Get Eggroll (1968). When three of those four flms failed to make money, Melcher negotiated a multi-million-dollar contract with CBS to do The Doris Day Show (a deal of which Day claimed to be completely unaware until after Melcher's death in April, 1968). See more »

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The first time Bruce opens the safe with the GISMO data, the second phrase turns the first light on. Later, when Edgar Hill opens the safe, the first phrase turns the first light on. See more »

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Jennifer Nelson: [sings] The Glass Bottom Boat you will agree, will show you the magic of the deep blue sea.
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The mermaid
4 April 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Frank Tashlin directed this sunny comedy that relies heavily on Doris Day, an actress who was at the height of her popularity back when this film was done. "The Glass Bottom Boat" is a fun comedy that mixes science with espionage and mistaken identities that produced a funny movie, even when watched today.

Doris Day in her heyday couldn't do anything wrong, in spite of the silly premises of what was written for her. In this comedy is Jennifer Nelson, a widow, who works in the aerospace industry. The genius scientist, Bruce Templeton, likes what he sees and proceeds to pursue Jennifer, but things get complicated because it appears Mrs. Nelson is a Soviet spy.

The film's pace never lets up. Doris Day is wonderful as the naive, but resourceful woman who can charm us with one of her wonderful smiles. Rod Taylor is the hunky Bruce Templeton who sees in Jennifer not only a beautiful lady, but the right one for him.

The supporting cast in this movie is full of familiar faces. Paul Linde provides one of the best laughs in the movie when, as a security guard, and suspecting Jennifer of the worst, dresses in drag and follows her to the ladies' room. Arthur Godfrey is Jennifer's father. John McGiver, Edward Anderson, Dick Martin, Dom DeLuise, Eric Fleming, Alice Pearce and George Tobias contribute to make this a fun movie. The cameo by Robert Vaughn is a surprise.

The film will not disappoint fans of Doris Day.


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