The Glass Bottom Boat 03/19/19

The Warner Archive Collection

It’s wacky, daffy and incredibly square, yet Frank Tashlin’s late career Doris Day romp has a certain gotta-watch interest factor: the male cast of clowns performs the sexist comedy well, and Ms. Day’s unbeatable screen personality brightens everything. Space-age executive lothario/sexist Rod Taylor hires Doris just for romantic purposes, while Arthur Godfrey, John McGiver, Dom DeLuise, Edward Andrews, Paul Lynde and Dick Martin execute dated slapstick amid ‘futuristic’ gadgets from the days of Buck Rogers. I suspect that Tashlin was prevented from employing his subversive brand of surreal excess — the gags are all quite literal. On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.