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Doris Day entered her eighth consecutive year as a Top-10 Box-Office Star when she boarded The Glass Bottom Boat, a hilarious blending of romantic comedy and the era's burgeoning spy-movie genre. Day plays Girl Friday Jennifer at a hush-hush aeronautics think tank. When colleagues suspect she's an espionage agent, Jennifer chaotically sets out to clear her name. Looney Tunes alumnus Frank Tashlin directs with a cartoonist's sensibility – or zany insensibility – embracing everything from spy guises to push-button chaos in a futuristic kitchen. With top comedians Arthur Godfrey, Paul Lynde, Edward Andrews, John McGiver, Dom DeLuise and Dick Martin in tow, The Glass Bottom Boat is loaded top to bottom with see-through fun.]]>
- 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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I love Doris Day and this movie is one of my favorites. Doris gets into such predicaments and Rod Taylor is a hunk and I always like to watch him too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Judy A. Gasser
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