The Thrill of It All (1963)
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This romantic comedy stars Doris Day and James Garner as a couple who undergo marital difficulties. The trouble starts after Day accepts a job appearing in commercials for her favorite soap and neglects her traditional caretaker role.
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Critic Reviews for The Thrill of It All
Ultimately it is in the design and engineering of cumulative sight gag situations that Thrill of It All excels.
Frothy romantic comedy with Garner taking over from Rock Hudson as Day's foil.
I don't want to give you the impression that The Thrill of It All is a great film. I just want to tell you it is loaded with good, clean American laughs.
Another in a surprisingly good series of romantic comedies starring Doris Day from producers Ross Hunter and Martin Melcher.
Not exactly the most biting satire on gender roles/the power of advertising, but mildy amusing all the same.
Audience Reviews for The Thrill of It All
Doris Day made a lot of movies that were a lot better than people knew and so many of them went practically unnoticed. A prime example was the 1963 comedy THE THRILL OF IT ALL, which starred Doris as Beverly Boyer, the wife of a doctor (James Garner), who, quite accidentally, becomes a television spokesperson for a product called "Happy Soap" and becomes an overnight celebrity much to the consternation of her husband. Day is at the height of her charm here as she is completely winning as the housewife thrown into the celebrity spotlight and doesn't really know how to handle it. Garner matches her note for note as the slightly chauvinistic husband who would rather have his wife at home. There is also a lovely supporting turn by Arlene Francis as a friend of Doris' who Doris actually helps to give birth in a cab and Carl Reiner (who also co-wrote the screenplay) has an amusing set of cameos as the star of the show where Happy Soap is advertised. A warm family comedy that showcases brilliantly why the world loved Doris Day...and still does. 3 Stars 10-14-13More
Cute, but not as amazing as I'd hoped coming from the pen of Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart. However, the bubbles gag is hilarious.More
Oh my goodness, this is such an adorable, underrated movie! You wouldn't expect a wholesome Doris Day film to be this clever and refreshing. It addresses the concept of female empowerment in a very mom-and-pop quaint kinda way. I love the mod-retro look of this movie too. Honestly, you can't create that kind of atmosphere anymore. I account this to Jewison's revolutionary filmmaking attitude of the time.More
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