Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

Director: Ralph Levy

Cast: Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Hermione Baddeley

     
 

Doris Day and Rod Taylor star in this romantic comedy as Janet and Mike Harper, a married couple who relocate to England when Mike is transferred by the company for whom he works. While Janet and Mike seem to be happy together, the trip across the pond seems to bring on a case of the Seven Year Itch; he has his head turned by his new secretary, while she meets an… See more details below

Overview

Doris Day and Rod Taylor star in this romantic comedy as Janet and Mike Harper, a married couple who relocate to England when Mike is transferred by the company for whom he works. While Janet and Mike seem to be happy together, the trip across the pond seems to bring on a case of the Seven Year Itch; he has his head turned by his new secretary, while she meets an amorous antique dealer. While the Harpers both begin to see the error of their ways, will they both retreat in time to save their marriage? The supporting cast includes Hermione Baddeley, Reginald Gardiner, and former presidential press secretary turned journalist Pierre Salinger.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Those who are true Doris Day devotees may find Do Not Disturb worth watching, but others are advised to save themselves the trouble. Disturb is a slow-paced, draggy romantic comedy that could use a healthy dose of romance and two healthy doses of comedy. Major blame rests squarely on Richard L. Breen and Milt Rosen's tepid little screenplay, which appears to have never met a contrivance it didn't like. Granted, '60s sex comedies like this are not necessarily known for the originality of their plotting (any more than are their antecedents, such as the sex farces of the comedie francaise). Still, the writers have to find some way of making the characters go through the expected and inevitable paces in a way that is entertaining and somehow surprising. A little wit, in situation or in dialogue, would be a good place to start, but Do Not Disturb is sadly deficient here. Ralph Levy's direction is too labored to help matters, which places a big burden on the cast. Rod Taylor is rather dull, and Hermione Baddeley tries hard but to little avail. Through sheer force of will, Day manages to lift the picture up and make it watchable -- but she gets little reward for all her efforts.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
UPC:
0024543400714
Original Release:
1965
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
23,586

Special Features

The Rise of Doris Day featurette; Doris Day's Best Friends featurette; The Extra Prince: Michael Romanoff featurette; The Music Man: Mort Garson featurette; Restoration comparison; Photo galleries

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Doris Day Janet Harper
Rod Taylor Mike Harper
Hermione Baddeley Vanessa Courtwright
Sergio Fantoni Paul Bellasi
Reginald Gardiner Simmons
Maura McGiveney Claire Hackett
Aram Katcher Culkos
Leon Askin Langsdorf
Lisa Pera Alicia
Michael Romanoff Delegate
Albert Carrier Reynard
Barbara Morrison Mrs. Ordley
Dick Winslow One-Man Band
Pierre Salinger American Consul

Technical Credits
Ralph Levy Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Ray Aghayan Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Barkan Songwriter
Robert F. Boyle Art Director
Richard L. Breen Screenwriter
Mort Garson Songwriter
Robert Hilliard Songwriter
Emil Kosa Special Effects
Martin Melcher Producer
Lionel Newman Score Composer
Ben Nye Makeup
Ben Raleigh Songwriter
Joseph E. Richards Asst. Director
Milt Rosen Screenwriter
Aaron Rosenberg Producer
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Robert L. Simpson Editor
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Do Not Disturb
1. Main Titles [3:33]
2. Eight and Six Is What? [2:13]
3. A Home in the Country [4:16]
4. To Twombley and Back [4:01]
5. Outfoxed by a Fox [1:54]
6. Wool and Willy Langsdorf [:29]
7. Dinner and an Argument [5:44]
8. The Jealous Types [9:09]
9. To Eat or to Dine [:55]
10. A Mother's Best Friend [11:08]
11. Au Revoir Is Goodbye With a Smile [5:03]
12. In an Antique Fog [3:22]
13. Happy Anniversary! [7:29]
14. Professionals [6:53]
15. Paul's Buck Eye [4:39]
16. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall... [3:05]
17. The Girl Can Dance! [4:55]
18. An Anniversary Divorce [:48]
19. Wrong Room, Wrong Man [1:24]
20. End Credits [4:04]

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