Caprice

Overview

Doris Day plays a swinging, mod-attired agent of espionage yes, that Doris Day in this caper comedy directed by Frank Tashlin. Patricia Fowler Day is an industrial spy who is hired to work undercover at a cosmetics company. While posing as a low-level employee, she is to get the goods on a new formula they intend to market. However, it turns out that makeup isn't all this firm has to sell; they're also involved in an international drug-smuggling ring, and she finds herself doing battle with other agents willing ...
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Overview

Doris Day plays a swinging, mod-attired agent of espionage yes, that Doris Day in this caper comedy directed by Frank Tashlin. Patricia Fowler Day is an industrial spy who is hired to work undercover at a cosmetics company. While posing as a low-level employee, she is to get the goods on a new formula they intend to market. However, it turns out that makeup isn't all this firm has to sell; they're also involved in an international drug-smuggling ring, and she finds herself doing battle with other agents willing to kill to ensure that the flow of narcotics is unabated. Her adventures cause her to cross paths with Christopher White Richard Harris, a fellow agent with whom Patricia is soon romantically involved, and together the couple locate the secret lab of cosmetics tycoon and evil genius Stuart Clancy Ray Walston. While this was a game attempt to update Day's squeaky-clean image, it was not terribly well received; one year and three films later, Day retired from movies to devote herself to television work, and quit showbiz altogether in 1973 with the exception of a short-lived talk show that aired in 1984.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by authors Pierre Patrick and John Cork; The Caprice Look: A Conversation With Costume Designer Ray Aghayan featurette; Double-O Doris featurette; Doris and Marty featurette; Doris Day radio interviews; Richard Harris radio interviews; Restoration comparison; Photo gallery
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A moderately diverting little spy spoof, Caprice is neither as bad as critics at the time of its release proclaimed it nor as good as its more ardent fans claim. It's a perfectly fine way to pass a little time, but it's simply not as good a film as it could and should have been. Its flaws are evident: it doesn't really know whether it wants to totally spoof the spy film genre or not. Thus, director Frank Tashlin alternates scenes of cartoon-like humor with scenes which are dead serious. He can be successful in either mode: the sugar cube microphone sequence is quite funny and the skiing sequence is genuinely suspenseful and filled with tension. But the two halves don't ever really come together, and so the film feels like it's constantly going off in two different directions. For those who don't mind this "multiple personality" aspect, Caprice offers ample rewards. Doris Day and Richard Harris are perhaps a strange pairing, but there's a quirky kind of chemistry between the two of them, and both bring a considerable amount of skill and personality to their parts. Ray Walston, Edward Mulhare and Jack Kruschen are dependable pros who make the most of their supporting parts. And Leon Shamroy's cinematography is much better than this kind of film usually requires.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2007
  • UPC: 024543400684
  • Original Release: 1967
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,823

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doris Day Patricia Fowler
Richard Harris Christopher White
Ray Walston Stuart Clancy
Jack Kruschen Matthew Cutter
Edward Mulhare Sir Jason Fox
Michael J. Pollard Barney
Lilia Skala Mme. Piasco
Irene Tsu Su Ling
Larry D. Mann Inspector Kapinsky
Maurice Marsac Auber
Michael Romanoff Butler
Lisa Seagram Mandy
Technical Credits
Frank Tashlin Director, Screenwriter
Ray Aghayan Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank De Vol Score Composer
Jay Jayson Screenwriter
Martin Melcher Producer
Aaron Rosenberg Producer
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Robert L. Simpson Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Caprice
1. Interpol Ambush [1:46]
2. Main Titles [2:50]
3. Take Off Your Pants! [2:49]
4. A Top-Secret Deodorant [2:21]
5. A Flower Among Cutthroats [3:02]
6. How Wonderful to Be Missed [2:56]
7. The Beast of the Bistro [7:08]
8. The Double Agent [2:48]
9. Clancy's Cosmetic Cache [6:20]
10. Double-Crossed [8:48]
11. Lunch Plans [5:55]
12. What Miranda Knows [1:58]
13. Caprice [2:55]
14. Phillipa Fowler [7:05]
15. Getting Along Swimmingly [2:33]
16. About Dr. Clancy [2:13]
17. The Chemist Behind the Chemist [4:23]
18. Like Father, Like Daughter [5:29]
19. Bullseye! [6:21]
20. Used by a Lover [3:19]
21. Everyone Has a Price [4:37]
22. Hidden Beauty & Death Secrets [2:44]
23. Patricia's Wild Ride [5:14]
24. I Sleep No More/End Titles [1:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Caprice
   Play Film
   Language Selection
      Language and Audio
         English Mono
         English Stereo
         French Mono
         Spanish Mono
         Commentary by Authors Pierre Patrick and John Cork
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary by Authors Pierre Patrick and John Cork: On
      Commentary by Authors Pierre Patrick and John Cork: Off
      The "Caprice" Look: A Conversation With Costume Designer Ray Aghayan
      Double-O Doris
      Doris and Marty
      Doris Day Radio Interviews
      Richard Harris Radio Interviews
      Restoration Comparison
      Trailers
      Photo Gallery
      The Doris Day Collection
         Move Over, Darling
         Do Not Disturb
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