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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 »

Genres:

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, 31 December 1966
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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 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

When Jenny gets her heel stuck in the grate outside the clean room, in the first shot, her left foot is stuck. In the next shot, it's her right foot. When she gets off the grate and leaves her shoe, it's changed position. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Templeton: Hey! You're the mermaid
Jennifer Nelson: Yes, I'm the mermaid
Bruce Templeton: Didn't recognize you with your clothes on.
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Connections

Edited into Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968) See more »

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Theme From The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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Lots of fun, and Doris Day, too!
9 January 1999 | by MartaSee all my reviews

I've always loved this film; it's one of Doris' best and has a great opening song and sequence. Doris plays a widow who works at NASA. Rod Taylor plays a physicist who falls in love with her, and tries to get her to fall in love with him. Arthur Godfrey plays Doris' father, who runs a glass-bottom boat in Catalina. Some of the idiots at NASA decide that Doris is a spy, and there's lots of chases and red herrings as Paul Lynde (a security guard), Dick Martin (Rod's business partner), and Edward Andrews (playing a General), all try to unmask her. Doris decides to beat them at their own game when she overhears a phone conversation, and outspy's everyone. Paul Lynde gets to dress in a blue satin formal, and Rod finds Dick Martin and Edward Andrews in bed together! The whole thing is a real hoot, and you'll love those late 60's fashions and hairdo's.

It's all a lot of harmless fun, and look quick for Robert Vaughn during the party scene!


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