That Funny Feeling
Sandra Dee ■ Bobby Darin ■ Donald O'Connor
Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she shares with her roommate Audrey, Joan brings Tom over to a fancy apartment that she cleans on a daily basis not knowing that it's his place. Tom plays along with the charade despite not knowing who Joan really is, while she tries to tidy up Tom's place not knowing who he really is.
What a fun movie! This was the first movie I've seen starring these two, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, but not only will it not be the last, I also had my parents watch it with me the very next day. That Funny Feeling is a cute, feel good, funny, romantic comedy, the kind they just can't make anymore.
At times viewers will get a Doris Day / Rock Hudson if-they-were-younger kind of vibe but the movie is truly enjoyable with the actors in it. In fact, Donald O'Connor as Harvey, and especially Nita Talbot as Audrey, provide their own supporting humor. Nita is so hysterically funny that, at times, I almost forgot the main characters and focused on her.
If you are like me and watch a lot of classic movies you'll recognize a number of minor characters scattered throughout the film. It was kind fun just looking for them and trying to remember what other films I've seen them in.
That Funny Feeling is the kind of goofy romantic comedy that is fun to watch anytime, when it's too cold to go outside or, like now, when it's too hot to do anything. If you want to relax to funny movie with a wonderful happy ending this one would make a great choice.
Sandra Dee ... Joan Howell
Bobby Darin ... Tom Milford
Donald O'Connor ... Harvey Granson
Nita Talbot ... Audrey
Larry Storch ... Luther
Leo G. Carroll ... O'Shea
James Westerfield ... Officer Brokaw
Robert Strauss ... Bartender
Ben Lessy ... Charlie - Bartender
Universal Studios - Universal City, California, USA
Tom Milford: [Tom bumped into officer] I'm sorry, officer, my eyes were on that girl.
Officer Brokaw: Well, just glue them back in your head and keep moving.
Taxi Driver: Where to?
Tom Milford: I don't know.
Taxi Driver: Do you wanna go home?
Tom Milford: I am home.
Taxi Driver: What do you want me to do ? Drive you up the steps?
Tom Milford: This is the girl who took my place.
Harvey Granson: Well, what's she doing in my place?
Tom Milford: She won't let me in my place so I had to call your place my place.
Harvey Granson: Get her out of here, you hear! Out! Out!
Tom Milford: Now, Harv, I've been working on her, now she's just starting to talk.
Harvey Granson: Now teach her how to walk and get her out of here!
Joan Howell: [Becoming suspicious of an alcoholic drink he's made for her] Say, what's the proportion of gin and quinine water in this drink?
Tom Milford: Oh, I'd say about, uh... "even-Steven."
Joan Howell: [starting to giggle] I'd say it was more "Steven" than "even."
Audrey: Anyone who's stupid enough to answer the door at 4:30 in the morning deserves a punch in the face.