Doris Day, began her most successful phase in films beginning with Pillow Talk, co-starring Rock Hudson, who became a lifelong friend. Day received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Day and Hudson made two more films together, Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964). Day also teamed up with James Garner, starting with 1963's The Thrill of It All, followed by Move Over, Darling.
By the late 1960s, times began to change, but Day's films did not. She was called "the world's oldest virgin". As a result, she slipped from the list of top box office stars, last appearing in the Top 10 in 1967 with The Glass Bottom Boat(1966). A romantic comedy directed by Frank Tashlin. Cast: Doris Day and Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey and Paul Lynde. It is also known as The Spy in Lace Panties.
The story begins when Axel Nordstrom, who owns a glass-bottom boat tours in the waters of Santa Catalina Island, California. His widowed daughter, Jennifer Nelson, helps out by wearing a mermaid's costume and swimming underneath his boat.
One day, Jennifer's costume is caught on Bruce Templeton fishing hook and he reels in the bottom half of her mermaid costume, leaving Jennifer without her fin. Jennifer later learns that Bruce is her boss at the aerospace research laboratory.
Mr. Templeton, later recognizes her and hires her to be his "biographer" and to write his life story. The laboratory's security chief, Homer Cripps, believes that Jennifer is a Soviet spy and things begin to get out of hand.
This movie is one of my favorite Doris Day movies. Doris, costars with: Dom Deluise, who makes a terrible spy. She also worked well with, Rod Taylor, Dick Martin and Paul Lynn. The plot maybe a little far fetched, but... this is a must see for Doris Day fans