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Saturday Cinema: The Thrill of it All


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starring Doris Day, James Garner

Doris Day, as a doctor's wife, accepts an offer to appear in 'Happy Soap' commercials on television, and finds life as a 'soap queen' more demanding than she imagined. James Garner plays the hapless husband who sees more of his wife on the billboards than by the fireside.

(This Week Films: page 11)


Screenplay: Carl Reiner
Producer: Ross Hunter
Producer: Martin Melcher
Director: Norman Jewison
Beverly Boyer: Doris Day
Dr Gerald Boyer: James Garner
Mrs Fraleigh: Arlene Francis
Gardiner Fraleigh: Edward Andrews
Old Tom Fraleigh: Reginald Owen
Olivia: Zasu Pitts
Mike Palmer: Elliott Reid
Woman: Alice Pearce
Maggie Boyer: Kym Karath
Andy Boyer: Brian Nash
Mrs Goethe: Lucy Landau
Dr Taylor: Paul Hartman
Billings: Hayden Rorke
Stokely: Alex Gerry
Van Camp: Robert Gallagher
Miss Thompson: Anne Newman

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