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Doris Day stars as the loveliest would-be spy ever to be reeled in by abunch of bumbling Cold Warriors in the romantic comedy The Glass BottomBoat.While fishing, rocket scientist and high-tech CEO Bruce Templeton (RodTaylor) snags Jennifer Nelson's (Day) mermaid costume, leaving her in anembarrassing situation as her father's tourist boat sails above. Then,when Nelson accepts a public relations position with Templeton'scompany, he finds himself attracted to her--even as the comically ineptsecurity experts (Dom DeLuise and Paul Lynde) suspect her of spying. ButNelson gets the last of many laughs by playing the role of spy to snareboth the real espionage agent and Templeton's heart.]]>
- Three vintage featurettes: Catalina Island, Every Girls Dream, NASA
- Oscar-winning cartoon The Dot and the Line
- Theatrical trailer
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The film begins by introducing the widowed Jennifer Nelson, played by Doris Day. She works at NASA with a part-time job as a mermaid for her father's Glass Bottom Boat service. When Jennifer gets caught up, literally, she meets Bruce Templeton, played by Rod Taylor. She is not immediately impressed, and thankful that they will never see each other again, or so she thinks.
She soon finds out that she and Bruce are not only co-workers, but worse- he's her boss! She then becomes his personal assistant who makes mysterious phone calls, which the bumbling security guard played by Paul Lynde believes to be to the spy she is working for to get Bruce's top secret GISMO to the Russians. This assumption soon becomes an ultimate security problem, and everyone is out to get her.
Frank Tashlin really does a great job with his characters.Read more ›
The plot isn't heavy duty, it involves an artificial gravity machine, incompetent spies, and romance, but although lightweight, it is fun, and is certainly upbeat and suitable for all audiences (what little innuendo there is will fly right past children, anyway.)
For a lighthearted, fun experience, I recommend "The Glass Bottom Boat."
The DVD, which comes with lots of extras including some great newsreel footage of Miss Day modeling some of the outfits from the film, should be required viewing by anyone with an appreciation for comedy delivered with gusto and zeal by an exceptional cast headed by Miss Day.
Our girl Doris plays a guide at a space plant who goes to school nights and moonlights on weekends as a mermaid on Catalina Island. Her father, played with obvious relish by Arthur Godfrey in his film debut, owns the Glass Bottom Boat of the title and Day as his daughter Jennifer provides the tourists with something special to see. In her 40's at the time of the film, Miss Day looks stunning, absolutely radiant in her cute hairstyle and looking bronzed, freckled and very, very sexy. It was reportedly this film that Director Mike Nichols saw and which made him determined to cast Miss Day as Mrs. Robinson in his soon to be filmed, "The Graduate".Read more ›
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Getting ready to go on a trip to Catalina Island. Very little Catalina Island in the movie. Also, the glass bottom of the boat was never shown. Read morePublished 14 days ago by DeLynne
Great movie !
Doris Day, spies, gadgets, misunderstandings, funny events and Rod Taylor, what more can you want in a comedy ? Read more
One of the best Doris Day movies! There is lots of comedy, action, romance and Spy v Spy type espionage.Published 2 months ago by melodyah
It's a classic. It has Doris Day. It has Rod Taylor. The music is fun, and not overpowering. What more can I say?Published 3 months ago by Catalysta
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