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The Thrill of It All (17-Jul-1963)

Director: Norman Jewison

Writers: Larry Gelbart; Carl Reiner

Music by: Frank De Vol

Producers: Ross Hunter; Martin Melcher

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

Doris Day plays the perky wife of a suburban Ob/Gyn, bored with PTA meetings and housework; at a dinner party she is offered the role of pitchwoman for Happy Soap, a detergent. This turns her into an overnight star with a six-figure salary, much to the chagrin of her husband. Good chemistry between Day and Garner, tight script even if the plot is a bit sexist. Doris Day shines in this film, often overlooked.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Andrews
9-Oct-1914 8-Mar-1985 Sixteen Candles
Doris Day
3-Apr-1924   The Man Who Knew Too Much
Herbie Faye
2-Feb-1899 28-Jun-1980 Cpl. Fender on The Phil Silvers Show
Arlene Francis
20-Oct-1907 31-May-2001 What's My Line?
James Garner
7-Apr-1928 19-Jul-2014 Jim Rockford on Rockford Files
Paul Hartman
1-Mar-1904 2-Oct-1973 Emmett Clark on Mayberry R.F.D.
Burt Mustin
8-Feb-1884 28-Jan-1977 Character actor, 1950s to 1970s
Reginald Owen
5-Aug-1887 5-Nov-1972 Prolific character actor
Alice Pearce
16-Oct-1917 3-Mar-1966 Gladys Kravitz in Bewitched
Zazu Pitts
3-Jan-1894 7-Jun-1963 The Wedding March
Elliott Reid
16-Jan-1920 21-Jun-2013 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Hayden Rorke
23-Oct-1910 19-Aug-1987 Dr. Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie
Robert Strauss
8-Nov-1913 20-Feb-1975 Animal in Stalag 17


Doris Day   ...   Beverly Boyer
James Garner   ...   Dr. Gerald Boyer
Arlene Francis   ...   Mrs. Fraleigh
Edward Andrews   ...   Gardiner Fraleigh
Reginald Owen   ...   Old Tom Fraleigh
Zazu Pitts   ...   Olivia
Elliott Reid   ...   Mike Palmer
Alice Pearce   ...   Irving's Wife
Kym Karath   ...   Maggie Boyer
Brian Nash   ...   Andy Boyer
Lucy Landau   ...   Mrs. Goethe
Paul Hartman   ...   Dr. Taylor
Hayden Rorke   ...   Billings
Alex Gerry   ...   Stokely
Robert Gallagher   ...   Van Camp
Anne Newman   ...   Miss Thompson
Burt Mustin   ...   Butler
Hedley Mattingly   ...   Sidney
Robert Strauss   ...   Chief Truck Driver
Maurice Gosfield   ...   Truck Driver
William Bramley   ...   Driver
Pamela Curran   ...   Spot Checker
Herbie Faye   ...   Irving
Lenny Kent   ...   Cab Driver
John Alderman   ...   Mr. Caputo
Len Weinrib   ...   Truck Driver


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