Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966)

83 mins | Comedy | 1966

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HISTORY

A news item in the 6 May 1963 DV announced the film as comedian Morey Amsterdam next project. Included in the cast were Rose Marie and Richard Deacon, with whom he co-starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS, 3 Oct 1961 – 1 Jun 1966). Two years later, the 5 May 1965 DV noted that Joey Adams, president of the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA), was traveling to Hollywood, CA, for a brief appearance in the film. Adams compared the size of his role to “a piece of confetti.” According to the 20 May 1965 LAT, Amsterdam was writing songs for the production, and arranged for ten “stars” to play bit parts. Among them was Forrest Tucker, who was given an extended lunch break from his television series, F Troop (ABC, 14 Sep 1965 – 6 Apr 1967), to complete his role. The picture marked the screen debut of Jackie Heller, the “official host-greeter” for the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Principal photography began 6 Jul 1965 at Desilu Studios, as stated in the 26 Oct 1965 DV. The 11 Jun 1965 LAT noted that Rose Marie was expected on set 17 Jul 1965.
       Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a Title was released in the early summer of 1966, as indicated by box office reports in the 6 Jul 1966 Var. A review in the 18 May 1966 Var described it as “a compendium of wilted gags, tired repartee, and imbecile mishaps.”
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A news item in the 6 May 1963 DV announced the film as comedian Morey Amsterdam next project. Included in the cast were Rose Marie and Richard Deacon, with whom he co-starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS, 3 Oct 1961 – 1 Jun 1966). Two years later, the 5 May 1965 DV noted that Joey Adams, president of the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA), was traveling to Hollywood, CA, for a brief appearance in the film. Adams compared the size of his role to “a piece of confetti.” According to the 20 May 1965 LAT, Amsterdam was writing songs for the production, and arranged for ten “stars” to play bit parts. Among them was Forrest Tucker, who was given an extended lunch break from his television series, F Troop (ABC, 14 Sep 1965 – 6 Apr 1967), to complete his role. The picture marked the screen debut of Jackie Heller, the “official host-greeter” for the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Principal photography began 6 Jul 1965 at Desilu Studios, as stated in the 26 Oct 1965 DV. The 11 Jun 1965 LAT noted that Rose Marie was expected on set 17 Jul 1965.
       Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a Title was released in the early summer of 1966, as indicated by box office reports in the 6 Jul 1966 Var. A review in the 18 May 1966 Var described it as “a compendium of wilted gags, tired repartee, and imbecile mishaps.”

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
6 May 1963
p. 4
Daily Variety
5 May 1965
p. 2
Daily Variety
8 Jul 1965
p. 3
Daily Variety
26 Oct 1965
p. 77
Los Angeles Times
20 May 1965
Section D, p. 12
Los Angeles Times
11 Jun 1965
Section C, p. 27
Los Angeles Times
13 Jul 1965
Section C, p. 9
Variety
28 Jul 1965
p. 28
Variety
18 May 1966
p. 18
Variety
6 Jul 1966
p. 8
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Scr
Story & scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Bob Spencer
Ward
MUSIC
SOUND
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Scr supv
Prop master
Stills
DETAILS
Release Date:
1966
Premiere Information:
Opened late spring-early summer 1966
Production Date:
began 6 Jul 1965
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Courageous Films
30 March 1966
LP32501
Duration(in mins):
83
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

After Charlie, a bumbling cook, and Annie, a wise-cracking waitress, lose their jobs at the Daredevil Diner, they hitchhike to Updike University to help run a bookshop inherited by their friend Magda, another former waitress at the diner. Unknown to Charlie, a group of foreign spies have mistaken him for a missing cosmonaut who has defected with invaluable spaceflight data. Before long, the bookshop is overrun with secret agents, counter-agents, security personnel attached to a space conclave, and the Updike police force. At the same time, a pair of robbers take advantage of the confusion and attempt to tunnel their way into an adjoining bank. Eventually, Charlie and Annie are captured by the master spy, Mr. Big, who turns out to be a midget. Charlie disposes of him by means of a trapdoor in the floor while Annie knocks his bodyguard unconscious. After the would-be bank robbers are apprehended and the real missing cosmonaut gives himself up, life returns to normal at the ...

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After Charlie, a bumbling cook, and Annie, a wise-cracking waitress, lose their jobs at the Daredevil Diner, they hitchhike to Updike University to help run a bookshop inherited by their friend Magda, another former waitress at the diner. Unknown to Charlie, a group of foreign spies have mistaken him for a missing cosmonaut who has defected with invaluable spaceflight data. Before long, the bookshop is overrun with secret agents, counter-agents, security personnel attached to a space conclave, and the Updike police force. At the same time, a pair of robbers take advantage of the confusion and attempt to tunnel their way into an adjoining bank. Eventually, Charlie and Annie are captured by the master spy, Mr. Big, who turns out to be a midget. Charlie disposes of him by means of a trapdoor in the floor while Annie knocks his bodyguard unconscious. After the would-be bank robbers are apprehended and the real missing cosmonaut gives himself up, life returns to normal at the bookstore.

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