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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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Underwater * Undercover 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
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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When Bruce snags Jennifer's mermaid tail with his fishing line and reels it in without her, she surfaces and says she's bottomless, but as she swims away you can see her pink/flesh-colored bikini bottoms. See more »

Quotes

Edgar Hill: I want to talk to you a minute. Those phone calls, there is no question about it. She's an agent, operating for the...
Bruce Templeton: She's no more an agent than you are! And if you're the best the CIA can come up with, this country is in big trouble!
Edgar Hill: Now, look here! We'll have to detain her.
Bruce Templeton: Mrs. Nelson can leave here whenever she wishes!
Edgar Hill: What's that noise?
Bruce Templeton: What? Oh, well, I locked her in the closet.
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References The Late Late Show (1962) See more »

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Be My Love
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Written by Sammy Cahn and Nicholas Brodszky
Performed by Dick Martin
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My favourite Doris Day Film
5 April 2001 | by Hobbs-7See all my reviews

I was 17 when this film was released and having fallen in love with Doris Day when I was 11, I was first in the queue. It is a wonderful, wacky film of the mid sixties and Doris Day and Rod Taylor are perfectly matched. The story is a simple case of mistaken identity when Doris is mistaken for a spy at the space centre where she works and Rod Taylor is a scientist. The glass bottom boat of the title is run by her father and provides a seperate focus for the story. The title song and Que Sera Sera are beautifully performed and do not detract from the comedy element of the film. I am submitting this today as I have just seen the film again on TV and it has lost none of its charm.


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