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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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Gross USA:

$9,200,000, 31 December 1966
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film's director, Frank Tashlin, had earlier been a gag writer and supervisor for Warner Brothers animation, which explains the heavy emphasis here on slapstick humor. His other live-action credits include several Jerry Lewis movies. See more »

Goofs

At about 14 min. into the movie: Zach (Dick Martin) has fallen through the hole left by the missing grate into the debris, before going into the "clean room". Covered with dirt, etc., he goes to talk with Bruce Templeton (Rod Taylor). Bruce brushes Zach off a little and then seats himself in his office chair and leans back a bit. Bruce's suit jacket has dirt and larger pieces of debris on it. A second or so later when he leans forward, his suit jacket appears completely clean. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Nelson: Hey! What in heaven's name do you think you're doing?
Bruce Templeton: You talkin' to me?
Jennifer Nelson: Yes, I'm talking to you! That's my suit on your line!
Bruce Templeton: Oh I'm sorry... that's a funny-looking suit.
Jennifer Nelson: It's my mermaid tail, and would you please throw it back?
Bruce Templeton: Well, it's kind of difficult. it's all tangled. Why don't you come aboard, and I'll untangle it for you
Jennifer Nelson: Well, THAT's a little difficult too, since I'm BOTTOMLESS!
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My favourite Doris Day Film
5 April 2001 | by Hobbs-7See all my reviews

I was 17 when this film was released and having fallen in love with Doris Day when I was 11, I was first in the queue. It is a wonderful, wacky film of the mid sixties and Doris Day and Rod Taylor are perfectly matched. The story is a simple case of mistaken identity when Doris is mistaken for a spy at the space centre where she works and Rod Taylor is a scientist. The glass bottom boat of the title is run by her father and provides a seperate focus for the story. The title song and Que Sera Sera are beautifully performed and do not detract from the comedy element of the film. I am submitting this today as I have just seen the film again on TV and it has lost none of its charm.


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