The Glass Bottom Boat

The Glass Bottom Boat

DVD - 2005
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When colleagues think she's an espionage agent, a Girl Friday at a top-secret aeronautics think-tank chaotically sets out to clear her name.
Publisher: [Calif.] : Turner Entertainment Co. : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Warner Home Video, c2005
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780790746562
0790746565
Branch Call Number: DVD GLASS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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TBrien
May 18, 2016

Fun, silly slice of mid-60's mayhem. You could hurt yourself falling through the plot holes but "Citizen Kane" this ain't. What it is is a great showcase for classic comics (Paul Lynde in drag, anyone?), sixties swing and fashion, and how to have fun without thinking too much. Oh and somehow they even fit a Day love ballad in the middle of the film. Check it out!

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ThomasJWhiting
Feb 16, 2016

VERY GOOD 1964 Martin Melcher/Doris Day continuation of their long and enjoyable efforts in film musical comedy. Just recently saw 1951 Moonlight Bay and 1953 Light of the Silvery Moon - both lots of fun and recommended.
This one is in 'Way Out World of Space and Spies' (from trailer, I always watch those in extras) with Doris now in her early 40's - and looking as great as ever; showing off a bit more, too.
Fun and whacky mysterious spy plot.
I enjoyed Rod Taylor in his male lead role, and filling in the obligatory (in their movies) minor role of humorous side commenter Alice Pearce as the neighbor lady.
I did spot (my movie eyes are pretty good, I guess) that in the sequence where Doris gets her heel stuck in the entry dust remover floor rolling gate in the lab, at first it was the left shoe, but then it magically (movie cut goof, I guess) it became the right shoe. Kind of surprised me that I spotted that, but I saw it again and verified it in the fun extra.
Also fun to see Doris in her spectacular Mata Hari costume - and Paul Lynde in his drag outfit.

Vitruian Jun 20, 2015

I will always love Doris Day, sweet, wholesome. Virginal, but PAUL Lynde in drag is Priceless, especially being able to get away with it in the 1960's and nobody batting an eye. being able to get away with double entendres that nowadays would be caught immediately. Plotwise, silly predictable Hawkish, coldwar paranonia overtones. I suppose we were being told sublimially to never trust the russians and women who want to be independent.

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Nursebob
Jan 22, 2015

I loved “The Glass Bottom Boat” when I first saw it at the age of ten. This light and fluffy little confection is definitely one of the better Doris Day romantic comedies ever made. It’s also the film that turned me gay. I mean, really, with scenes featuring Rod Taylor’s hairy chest, Doris fawning over a cake, and Paul Lynde in drag I didn’t stand a chance. Be sure and watch “Every Girl’s Dream” featuring the “Maid of Cotton” in the extras section....what a hoot!

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FrankJ21
Dec 28, 2014

Delightful nonsense to watch at bedtime.
Pure Doris Day

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cwhitm
Mar 03, 2012

This was a great little comedy from the 1960's. Lots of great laughs that one doesn't see in today's movies!!

brendancarlson Oct 31, 2011

A 60's screwball comedy with Doris Day, it's fluff, but a fun 'family movie'.

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