the glass bottom boat

Since it's my birthday week, I thought I'd share some of my very favorite flicks...

the year: 1966

the genre: comedy

the cast: Doris Day (Jennifer Nelson); Rod Taylor (Bruce Templeton); Arthur Godfrey (Axel Nordstrom); Dom DeLuise (Julius Pritter); Dick Martin (Zach Molloy); John McGiver (Ralph Goodwin); Paul Lynde (Homer Cripps); Eric Fleming (Edgar Hill); Edward Andrews (Gen. Wallace Bleeker)

the plot: Jennifer Nelson and Bruce Templeton meet when Bruce reels in her mermaid suit leaving Jennifer bottomless in the waters near Catalina Island. She later discovers that Bruce is the big boss at the space lab where she works as a PR representative. Bruce hires Jennifer to be his biographer - but only to try and win her affections. General Bleeker and Bruce's colleagues believe that Jennifer is a Russian spy out to get GISMO - Bruce's top secret research for the military - and have her placed under surveillance. When Jennifer catches on...Watch Out!

watch for: the "special" hors d'oeuvre.

don't miss: Julius Pritter. Any scene he's in is a keeper.

listen for: "I haven't felt like this since Culver Military Academy."

did you know: The actors who played Norman and Mabel also played married neighbors on Bewitched.

extra bonus points: if you know who makes a special appearance at the party.

also listen for: "The recognition signal is: "Vladimir Sent Me". Over!"

count: how many banana cream cakes meet their demise.


Erika said...

"meet their demise" is such a fun phrase! Happy Birthday, btw!

Millie Motts said...

Answer: Robert Vaughn as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - and they even play a little bit of the theme-song. Good times!