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The Thrill of It All

Doris Day , James Garner , Norman Jewison    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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James Garner substitutes for Rock Hudson in this hilarious Doris Day outing. Housewife Beverly Boyer (Day) happens by chance to give an executive of Happy Soap an honest appraisal of one of his company's products. Charmed by her forthright and honest manner, he makes Beverly the company spokesperson. When she becomes an advertising sensation, her husband (Garner) has to deal with the social ramifications of his wife making more money than he does. Day and Garner are both in good form, and Garner nicely portrays the mounting frustration of bewildered husband Gerald.

Gerald's refusal to accept that Beverly's new career infringes on her duties as housewife is, of course, outdated thinking today. Nevertheless, the film works and is sincerely funny. No wonder: comedian Carl Reiner cowrote the script. --Mark Savary


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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful doris day classic Jan. 30 2014
By kd
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I love Doris Day and this was another great classic to watch and to enjoy with family. Highly reccomend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent movie Dec 17 2013
Format:DVD
I really enjoy this movie. One must understand that when it was made life was much different then. I was a child so I remember what family values were like. It was important to be a homemaker, very valued profession. This movie shows that, and James Garner and Doris Day both do excellent work, are very enjoyable, and favourites of mine. Some of the other reviews posted here, do not do this movie justice, so I wanted a positive review for this movie. I also like the Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies, but James Garner is a breath of fresh air in this movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doris Day, need I say more? Oct. 7 2013
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If you an adoring Doris Day fan you'll love this film. I'm a relatively new fan of Doris Day but what a huge fan I have become. Doris Day and James Garner were delightfully humorous and sexy in this comedy. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good old fashioned comedy.
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2.0 out of 5 stars so so Doris Day film Aug. 19 2003
By Beth
Format:VHS Tape
After falling in love with Doris Day's Les Brown recordings, I decided to give her later movies another chance. Before hand I had the impression as many people do of her being a 50's housewife stereotype. Through her big band music I learned otherwise. But this movie didn't help.
The first half hour had promise. It had ideas but about half way through and then just threw in whatever it could. It was obvious Rob Reiner who I'm not too fond of ran out of ideas. Doris Day was charming towards the beginning but even she couldn't hold this together. The person who really steals this movie is Kym Karath, the little cutie who later played Gretl in The Sound of the Music. The children's scenes and their observations about their parents are the best moments of the movie.
Rock Hudson was lucky not to be in this project. These roles were made for Rock but James does okay. The problem isn't him. It's that his character is so unlikable. For a better Doris Day film of this period see Pillow Talk. It's worthy of her talent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars relies on Doris Day's charm May 27 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This movie basically relies on Doris Day's charm to make the movie work. James Garner just isn't that charming, he just doesn't have that chemistry that Doris Day used to have with Rock Hudson. I felt that the plot was a little old fashioned. I enjoyed it for what it was but I wouldn't watch it again. It was still a fun movie to watch especially the scene where the whole house fills up with soap suds. That was hilarious.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a somewhat THRILLing movie - May 22 2000
By Beth
Format:VHS Tape
Doris Day is good in every movie of hers Ive seen, however this movie came under my expectations . . too predictable . . not bad, but not as good as some other movies that feature her . . overall 3 1/2 stars . .
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Movie for the Whole Family March 22 2000
Format:VHS Tape
When housewife, Doris Day, is asked to do live tv commercials for Happy Soap, her doctor husband, James Garner is not pleased. But when things start getting really crazy (like when the owners of Happy Soap install a swimming pool in their backyard without telling them and James Garner drives his car into it ) things start going downhill. This is one of the funniest and at the same time most adorable family movies I have ever seen. When Doris Day gets frustrated in her first live commercial and introduces herself by saying "Hello, I'm Beverly Boyer, and I'm a pig..." you start laughing and don't quit. It's a rare movie that doesn't resort to bad language, nudity or sex to find its audience. I enjoyed every minute of it and recommend it to anyone wanting to find a movie for the whole family that you don't have to censor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Babys oh my Dec 19 2010
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Doris day and James garner are paired up nicely in this old classic, she is an ordinary house wife and he's a doctor that delivers babies, they go for dinner at one of his patience houses and the hilariousness begins. My mom and I loved watching this movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Thrill Of it All!
I really enjoy Doris Day's movies from the 1960's. It's a light romantic comedy. And, the theme of this movie is almost 50 years old (1963) yet the same theme plays out in movies... Read more
Published on May 14 2010 by The Gardener
5.0 out of 5 stars a sunday afternoon movie
this movie may be dated but hey just sit back and enjoy it is worth it.
Published on May 3 2009 by Tara Langevin
1.0 out of 5 stars DORIS DAY
I BELIEVE SHE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND I JUST LOVE HER AND LOVE ALL OF HER MOVIES...SHE IS JUST FABULOUS...I HATED THAT EXHUSBAND DID HER VERY BADLY IN THE PAST... Read more
Published on Nov. 10 2007 by Donna Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars Dated, mythical view of American Life, but Fun & enjoyable!
Hi all,
Just got done re-watching "The Thrill of It All" and here are my reactions:
First I think the film is light-hearted fun, and a great look back to the golden days... Read more
Published on May 23 2004 by Thomas Freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Doris Day gem... fun movie!
A hip and happening Doris Day comedy in which the girl next door becomes a media sensation. Doris stars, not surprisingly, as a wholesomely sexy suburban housewife who is hired to... Read more
Published on April 12 2004 by DJ Joe Sixpack
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film for new mommies and new daddies!
This film has a real cute opening with Arlene Francis ("What's My Line" game show 1968-1975) and Edward Andrews (Send Me No Flowers [1964]). Nice surprise! Read more
Published on Feb. 23 2004 by James McDonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Sophisticated memories from childhood.
"The Thrill Of It All" was one of my favorite childhood memories. In the days prior to wall-to-wall cable stations, there were certain films that enjoyed a regular place on the... Read more
Published on Feb. 11 2004 by Chris Aldridge
5.0 out of 5 stars it smells better than the oohcky soap
this movie is truly charming buy this
Published on Jan. 3 2004 by "hott1103"
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful movie
This movie is wonderful I loved it when it first
came out and enjoyed it just as much this time around
was thrilled to add this to my collection
Published on Dec 14 2003
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