The Thrill Of It All
Doris Day ■ James Garner
Doris Day and James Garner star in this breezy comedy about what happens when your 15 minutes of fame finally arrives – and turns your life upside down! Dr. Gerald Boyer (Garner) and his lovely wife Beverly (Day) are living the American dream. But their suburban bliss turns to media-driven frenzy when Beverly is selected as the national advertising spokeswoman for “Happy Soap.” As her career begins to skyrocket, her neglected husband is increasingly put out by the fact that when his family does get to see her, it’s on TV! Directed by Norman Jewison (Moonstruck), The Thrill of it All! is a brilliantly polished comedy jewel highlighted by a screenplay from comedy legend Carl Reiner.
One of Doris Day's funniest movies! This is one of those movies that I liked the first time I watched it. Of course, it's pretty much impossible to not like a Doris Day movie.
The Thrill Of It All is one of those movies that I liked to pull out every-so-once-in-awhile, it's a funny, cozy, romantic comedy with two of Hollywood's best actors and a great supporting cast. Quick-eyed viewers will recognize Arlene Francis from What's My Line?, Hayden Rorke from I Dream Of Jeannie, and Kym Karath from The Sound Of Music, plus at least a couple of the others. To me that is one of the most fun things about watching classic movies, seeing those familiar faces and trying to remember where you saw them before.
As a confirmed Doris Day fan, and the sister of a James Garner fan, this delightful romantic comedy is the perfect film to enjoy on a cold evening and you won't want to pass it over. Hey, even the guys in my family will watch it, too.
Doris Day...Beverly Boyer
James Garner...Dr. Gerald Boyer
Arlene Francis...Mrs. Fraleigh
Edward Andrews...Gardiner Fraleigh
Reginald Owen...Old Tom Fraleigh
Elliott Reid...Mike Palmer
Alice Pearce...Irving's Wife
Kym Karath...Maggie Boyer
Brian Nash...Andy Boyer
Colonial Street, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
Nominated - Golden Laurel (1964)
Top Female Supporting Performance Arlene Francis 5th place.
Nominated - Writer's Guild Of America (1964)WGA Award (Screen)Best Written American Comedy Carl Reiner
Beverly Boyer: [On live camera and nervous] Hello. I'm... I'm Beverly Boyer and I'm a pig.
Old Tom Fraleigh: A pig?
Mrs. Fraleigh: A pig?
Gardiner Fraleigh: A pig?
Mike Palmer: A pig?
Andy Boyer: What did mommy say?
Olivia: She said she was a pig.
Cabbie: To err is human, to forgive is humaner!
Gardiner Fraleigh: Call your baby! My wife's having a husband!
by Janice Thompson - CLICK HERE - there are lots of nods to Doris in this book.