The Thrill of it All

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Universal Pictures Released 1963

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The Thrill of it All

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Director:
Norman Jewison
Released:
1963
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The Thrill of it All is a 1963 romantic comedy starring James Garner and Doris Day. Directed by Norman Jewison, with a screenplay by Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner, the movie tells the story of suburban housewife Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) and her devoted husband Dr. Gerald Boyer (James Garner). While at a dinner party, Mrs. Fraleigh (Arlene Francis), one of Gerald's patients, overhears Beverly talking about how much she enjoys Happy Soap products. The manufacturer of Happy Soap, Tom Fraleigh (Reginald Owens), just happens to be Mrs. Fraleigh's father-in-law. When Tom is introduced to Beverly, he is so impressed with her passion for Happy Soap that he offers her an $80,000 contract to appear in a series of national Happy Soap commercials. When Beverly's career takes off, it leads to chaos in her marriage as Gerald becomes jealous and begins to feel neglected. The Thrill of it All co-stars actress ZaSu Pitts in her final film role.
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    Comedy, Drama

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    Love & Romance, Romantic Comedy