Thrill of It All!Director: Norman Jewison
This amusing romantic comedy concerns Dr. Gerald Boyer (James Garner), a successful gynecologist with a wife and two children. Wife Beverly (Doris Day) focuses on maintaining the household and watching the kids. One of Gerald's patients, Mrs. Fraleigh (Arlene Francis), overhears Beverly talking up a new product she's discovered called 'Happy Soap' - whose manufacturer… See more details below
This amusing romantic comedy concerns Dr. Gerald Boyer (James Garner), a successful gynecologist with a wife and two children. Wife Beverly (Doris Day) focuses on maintaining the household and watching the kids. One of Gerald's patients, Mrs. Fraleigh (Arlene Francis), overhears Beverly talking up a new product she's discovered called 'Happy Soap' - whose manufacturer just happens to be Mrs. Fraleigh's father-in-law, Old Tom Fraleigh (Reginald Owen). She introduces Beverly to him; hugely impressed, the old man offers her $80,000 a year to pitch a new product called "Happy Soap." Beverly's career takes her away from her family responsibilities and causes a series of comedic commotions for Gerald and the kids. He comes home from work one morning and accidentally drives his convertible into a freshly dug swimming pool ordered by Beverly without his knowledge. The furious physician throws a bevy of boxes of Happy Soap into the pool, causing the house to be engulfed in suds by morning (which the kids mistake for snow). The family maid Olivia (Zasu Pitts) is nearly driven crazy with the events and has many harried scenes of comedic frustration. Directed by Norman Jewison, this thouroughly engaging comedy was written by Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner. Reiner provides the screenplay for the feature which turned out to be the last film appearance of Zasu Pitts. With her passing marked the end of a long and successful career as a comedic and well respected actress that began in 1917.
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- Universal Studios
Cast & Crew
|Doris Day||Beverly Boyer|
|James Garner||Dr. Gerald Boyer|
|Arlene Francis||Mrs. Fraleigh|
|Edward Andrews||Gardiner Fraleigh|
|ZaSu Pitts||Olivia, maid|
|Reginald Owen||Old Tom Fraleigh|
|Elliott Reid||Mike Palmer|
|Alice Pearce||Woman in Car|
|Kym Karath||Maggie Boyer|
|Brian Nash||Andy Boyer|
|Lucy Landau||Mrs. Goethe|
|Paul Hartman||Dr. Taylor|
|Hayden Rorke||Billings, yes man|
|Robert Gallaer||Van Camp|
|Anne Newman||Miss Thompson|
|Robert Strauss||1st Truck Driver|
|Maurice Gosfield||Truck Driver|
|John Alderman||Mr. Caputo|
|Alexander Golitzen||Art Director|
|Robert F. Boyle||Art Director|
|Howard Bristol||Set Decoration/Design|
|Frank deVol||Score Composer|
|Larry Gelbart||Original Story|
|Joseph E. Gershenson||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Jean Louis||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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I love this Doris Day classic! My daughters, ages 17 and 21, also love it, as they do any Doris Day movie. This romantic comedy is fun, clean and entertaining! The chemistry between Doris and James Garner is great and the story is well written. I grew up watching Doris on the big screen, my children grew up watching her on re-runs and VHS. Now they plan to share her with their children on DVD!
Growing up, I've always been a fan of both James Garner and Doris Day, and I always felt that her best movies were done with him playing her husband. The ever-charming pair have chemistry that is unmistakable, and James Garner's sex-appeal could rival even Sean Connery's.
The Thrill of it All is one of my favorite Doris Day movies! I always have a hard time choosing which I like better, this or Pillow Talk so I guess I like them the same, equally! This movie is very cute, charming and funny and Doris Day and James Garner are both superb and the supporting cast is very good too and the child actors who play Doris Day's and James Garner's children are adorable. BTW: The little girl who played their daughter was in the movie The Sound of Music. She played Gretl Von Trapp.
This classic was bought as a giftin VHS format, and the recipientwas simply thrilled! She doesn'thave DVD and loves light-heartedmovies. The combination of DorisDay and James Garner is heart-warming. The story captures ourculture/society from a now passéera. It brought back memories tothe one I gave this to, and thepicture is now a time-capsule.
I love this movie, my daughter who is 8 years old loves Doris Day movies, they are great entertaining movies for the whole family.