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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 »


Don Weis


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




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
Robert Hastings ... Lyle Chatterton (as Bob Hastings)
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


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 !









Release Date:

14 July 1968 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 laugh riot, and regrettably, a distant memory!
19 September 2009 | by Little-MikeySee all my reviews

I saw this movie on late night television many years ago. It was a laugh riot. Sad to say, I don't remember much else.

A better way to describe this movie was "an invasion of the great comics of the time".

Phyllis Diller was as wild as her wild hair.

Bob Denver, hopelessly typecast by GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, usually played the good hearted but incompetent buffoon to perfection (no wonder they type casted him).

Joe Flynn, then riding on the fame he won by playing Capt. Wallace Binghampton on MCHALE'S NAVY, was type cast to playing the whiny and arrogant snob.

Charles Lane had been long type cast to playing mean, despicable and heartless characters and his characters never smiled unless they had somehow managed to victimize some one first, like taking the last of the person's meager possessions, for example. His most famous role was that of Homer Bedloe, a despicable character who made numerous appearances of PETTICOAT JUNCTION.

Bob Hastings portrayed the spineless and gutless yes-man to side splitting utter perfection, like his famous Lt. Carpenter from MCHALE'S NAVY. One of his earliest roles was on the radio show, ARCHIE, playing who else but Archie Andrews, himself! With such a long list of such brilliant comics, together on film, with a good script, a bad script or no script at all, it would be impossible not to have a classic comedic masterpiece.

DVD? VHS? Anything please?

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