The Glass Bottom Boat

The Glass Bottom Boat

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


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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: 8,625

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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4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe the negative reviews for this movie and other classic family comedies that the 'Movie Book Review' people write on Barnes website. They must be 'LAUGH-A-PHOBIC'. This movie is such fun for the whole family, clean and innocent. Much better than the non-funny garbage being produced these days. The writers of old had a sense of humor, and could use slap stick to make you fall out of your chairs laughing. I wish the TV stations would air more clean and wholesome fun like this movie, than the empty humorless sitcoms that are 'politically correct' but boring being thrown at us nightly. Sit back and have a good laugh at this one. Paul Lynde and Dick Martin from 'Laugh-in' are super as is Dom De Luise. A true classic, can't wait for the DVD my video is worn out !!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
great movie, love the classics
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only wish that it came in DVD so it would last longer than the VHS.