The Glass Bottom Boat

The Glass Bottom Boat

Doris Day
Director: Frank Tashlin Cast: Doris Day
Doris Day
, Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
, Arthur Godfrey
Arthur Godfrey
Frank Tashlin


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The Glass Bottom Boat is hardly a high point in the careers of star Doris Day and director Frank Tashlin, though it is a better-than-usual example of that pure-'60s genre, the "spy spoof." Day plays Jennifer Nelson, a PR worker at NASA in Florida. She also doubles as a "mermaid" for her father, Axel (Arthur Godfrey), the skipper of a glass-bottom tourist boat. While garbed in her skimpy mermaid costume, she has a run-in with handsome space technician Bruce Templeton (Rod Taylor). Through a series of misunderstandings, Bruce is led to believe that Jennifer is an enemy spy, determined to steal scientific secrets. Several other characters enter into the plot, including bumbling secret agent Julius Pritter (Dom DeLuise) and prissy security chief Homer Cripps (Paul Lynde). Also on hand are TV favorites Dick Martin as Jennifer's erstwhile beau and Eric Fleming as a man of mystery. A few cute celebrity cameos round out this ribtickler, while Doris Day, as always, gets a few opportunities to sing.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2016
UPC: 0888574432478
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 20,539

Special Features

Closed Caption; 3 Vintage Featurettes: Catalina Island: Every Girl's Dream, NASA; Oscar Winning Cartoon: The Dot and the Line; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Pratter
Elisabeth Fraser Nina Bailey
Dick Martin Zack Molly
George Tobias Mr. Fenimore
Alice Pearce Mrs. Fenimore
Ellen Corby Anna Miller
Dee J. Thompson Donna
Robert Vaughn Napoleon Solo

Technical Credits
Frank Tashlin Director
Ray Aghayan Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward C. Carfagno Art Director
George W. Davis Art Director
Frank deVol Score Composer
Everett Freeman Producer,Screenwriter
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
J. McMillan Johnson Special Effects
Harry Maret Makeup
John McSweeney Editor
Martin Melcher Producer
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Carroll L. Shepphird Special Effects
William J. Tuttle Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 --The Glass Bottom Boat
1. Hooking a Mermaid [2:54]
2. Credits [2:19]
3. Special Interests [3:54]
4. Shoeless Kook [4:56]
5. You Ain't No Guppy [4:15]
6. Playing Favorites [4:11]
7. Readying the Rocket [3:24]
8. Stepping Into Things [6:19]
9. Kitchen Gadgets [5:03]
10. Run Amuck [2:32]
11. Bum Steering [4:43]
12. The Glass Bottom Boat [2:54]
13. Invitation [1:30]
14. Soft As the Starlight [2:57]
15. Dossier on a Spy [3:46]
16. Visions of Mata Hari [4:01]
17. Fine Public Relations Job [2:05]
18. Who is Vladimir? [3:38]
19. Surveillance [3:50]
20. Hors d'Oeuvre in Motion [2:12]
21. Nonmixers [3:04]
22. Phoney Phony Business [2:02]
23. Her Spy Network [2:22]
24. No Man's Land [4:09]
25. May I Have This Dance? [2:29]
26. Satin Does Slip [3:59]
27. The Real Spy Strikes [2:19]
28. Messes and Mix-Ups [2:32]
29. Double Trouble [4:22]
30. Chasing Jenny [4:03]
31. Full-Throttle Lovers [5:05]
32. Cast List [1:24]
33. Chapter 33 [:36]

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