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Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? (1968)

Agatha Knabenshu arrives in a small town in Missouri to sell player pianos to the locals. She's fired after her disastrous sales attempts nearly destroy the town. The stranded saleslady ... See full summary »

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Don Weis

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James Fritzell (story), Everett Greenbaum (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Diller ... Agatha Knabenshu
Bob Denver ... Bertram Webb
Joe Flynn ... Hubert Shelton
Eileen Wesson Eileen Wesson ... Jeanine Morse
Jeanette Nolan ... Ma Webb
Paul Reed ... Pa Webb
Bob Hastings ... Lyle Chatterton
David Hartman ... Constable
George N. Neise ... Ben Milford
Anita Eubank Anita Eubank ... Young Girl
Kelly Thordsen ... Enoch Scraggs
Jane Dulo Jane Dulo ... Clara Buxton
Charles Lane ... Mr. Duckworth
Dal McKennon Dal McKennon ... Old Soldier
Herb Vigran ... Baggage Man
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Agatha Knabenshu arrives in a small town in Missouri to sell player pianos to the locals. She's fired after her disastrous sales attempts nearly destroy the town. The stranded saleslady becomes friendly with an equally bumbling inventor and moves in with his family. The two then try to sell his automatic milking machine, but things turn sour when their demonstration causes a stampede. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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It's as wild as her hair !

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1968 (USA) See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Was released as a second feature to Carry On Camping in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Lyle Chatterton: I'm gonna beat the pants off of you!
Agatha Knabenshu: You do and you're in for a big surprise!
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Boy, did Diller dial a wrong number!
6 August 2016 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Cut-rate yokel comedy from Universal, a star-vehicle for Phyllis Diller cast as a player-piano saleswoman in 1910 Kansas. Diller (in a series of inappropriately 'groovy' outfits) and bumbling inventor Bob Denver enter an auto-race to save the family farm, utilizing a souped-up buggy which is fueled by burning wood. One riotous scene (wherein Phyllis attempts to seduce banker Joe Flynn and both are sprayed with sheep dip) cannot compensate for a wearisome script laden with put-downs and anchored by a cheap, ugly presentation. Vic Mizzy's cartoony score is fun at first but, like most of "Traveling Saleslady", ends up seeming desperate and pushy. Diller's running joke (scaring horses by showing off her legs) epitomizes the pedestrian rest. *1/2 from ****


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