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The Thrill of It All!

The Thrill of It All!

Doris Day
Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Doris Day
Doris Day
, James Garner
James Garner
, Arlene Francis
Arlene Francis
Norman Jewison

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This amusing romantic comedy concerns Dr. Gerald Boyer (James Garner), a successful gynecologist with a wife and two children. Wife Beverly (Doris Day) focuses on maintaining the household and watching the kids. One of Gerald's patients, Mrs. Fraleigh (Arlene Francis), overhears Beverly talking up a new product she's discovered called 'Happy Soap' - whose manufacturer just happens to be Mrs. Fraleigh's father-in-law, Old Tom Fraleigh (Reginald Owen). She introduces Beverly to him; hugely impressed, the old man offers her $80,000 a year to pitch a new product called "Happy Soap." Beverly's career takes her away from her family responsibilities and causes a series of comedic commotions for Gerald and the kids. He comes home from work one morning and accidentally drives his convertible into a freshly dug swimming pool ordered by Beverly without his knowledge. The furious physician throws a bevy of boxes of Happy Soap into the pool, causing the house to be engulfed in suds by morning (which the kids mistake for snow). The family maid Olivia (Zasu Pitts) is nearly driven crazy with the events and has many harried scenes of comedic frustration. Directed by Norman Jewison, this thouroughly engaging comedy was written by Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner. Reiner provides the screenplay for the feature which turned out to be the last film appearance of Zasu Pitts. With her passing marked the end of a long and successful career as a comedic and well respected actress that began in 1917.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2018
UPC: 0191329032121
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Universal
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 23,407

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doris Day Beverly Boyer
James Garner Dr. Gerald Boyer
Arlene Francis Mrs. Fraleigh
Edward Andrews Gardiner Fraleigh
ZaSu Pitts Olivia, maid
Reginald Owen Old Tom Fraleigh
Elliott Reid Mike Palmer
Alice Pearce Woman in Car
Kym Karath Maggie Boyer
Brian Nash Andy Boyer
Lucy Landau Mrs. Goethe
Paul Hartman Dr. Taylor
Hayden Rorke Billings, yes man
Alex Gerry Stokely
Robert Gallaer Van Camp
Anne Newman Miss Thompson
Burt Mustin Butler
Hedley Mattingly Chauffeur
Robert Strauss 1st Truck Driver
Maurice Gosfield Truck Driver
William Bramley Driver
Pamela Curran Starlet
Herbie Faye Man
Lenny Kent Cabbie
John Alderman Mr. Caputo
Carl Reiner Actor
Lennie Weinrib Actor

Technical Credits
Norman Jewison Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Robert F. Boyle Art Director
Howard Bristol Set Decoration/Design
Miton Carruth Editor
Frank deVol Score Composer
Larry Gelbart Original Story
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Frederick Herbert Songwriter
Ross Hunter Producer
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Melcher Producer
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Carl Reiner Screenwriter

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