After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory begins to suspect his new girlfriend is a Russian spy.


Frank Tashlin


Everett Freeman
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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


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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Doris Day was 43 when this film was made, 8 years older than her character's love interest, Rod Taylor. See more »


Wires are visible in both scenes set in the NASA anti-gravity chamber; first on the test astronaut and, again, when Jennifer accidentally enters the room. See more »


Bruce Templeton: This vault of 10-inch steel plate will open only to the frequency of my own voice repeating this equation: G for gamma, B for beta, A for alpha, Omega for open sesame.
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Opening credits: The events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental. See more »


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The purist of early 60s silly humor.
7 June 2004 | by GeeAMouse-1See all my reviews

A star-studded cast with the purist of early 60s silly humor. I first saw this movie on an airplane at age 6. It made me laugh then and it still makes me laugh to this day. Dom DeLouise and Paul Lynde are hysterically funny. Doris Day is as Doris as ever and Rod Taylor made a very dashing scientist! I love watching this movie for all the old styles and realizing that they are all back again. The jokes, though simple and harmless, are still humorous today and they were in 1966.

Amazing how silly I though it was to have vacuum that did the cleaning without the assistance of a human. Amazing how they have those now ... a bit smaller that the movie version and I doubt that they would vacuum up a flip flop, but amazing that even a musical romantic comedy of the 60s would foretell us inventions to come.

Dig those computers in this flick! And Dom DeLouise has been known (and seen) to eat many a gourmet item, but a transistor hors d'oeuvres? Silly, but sooooo funny.

Take a trip to the blue room or red room and enjoy this fun film. But be careful, Doris Day just might be spying on you!

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Release Date:

9 June 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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