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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 »

Director:

Don Weis

Writers:

James Fritzell (story), Everett Greenbaum (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1968 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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A riot
20 March 2005 | by carlynuttSee all my reviews

Contrary to many snobbish movie critics, Did You Hear The One About The Traveling Saleslady is a laugh riot. Phyllis Diller is in peak form in this movie. I remember it fondly as a child and I wish that it would get released on DVD. The milking machine scene alone is worth the price of admission. If you have the opportunity to see this movie, do it. Just relax and let yourself be entertained. This was one of the many movies I saw at weekend matinées as a child. It ranks right up there with Hello Down There, Fluffy, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver and Boy Did I Get A Wrong Number to name only a few. Many I have forgotten in my adult years but some have stayed with me as is the case with Traveling Saleslady.Some movies are not meant to be artsy and intellectual with a message. Some are meant for pure entertainment. Phyllis Diller delivers the goods.


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