Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)

99 mins | Comedy | 1966

Director:

George Marshall

Producer:

Edward Small

Cinematographer:

Lionel Lindon

Editor:

Grant Whytock

Production Designer:

F. Paul Sylos

Production Company:

Admiral Pictures
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
An Edward Small Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Fashion des
SOUND
Sd eff ed
MAKEUP
Makeup for Miss Sommer & Miss Lord
Makeup for Miss Sommer & Miss Lord
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 8 June 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Admiral Pictures
Copyright Date:
8 June 1966
Copyright Number:
LP33582
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
99
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Didi, the bubble bath queen of the French cinema, arrives in Hollywood for her first dramatic film and discovers that the script once more calls for her to immerse herself in suds, she leaves in a rage and takes refuge in a hotel in Rocky Point, Oregon. Tom Meade, the real estate operator in the area, tries to get his wife, Martha, on the telephone and by mistake is connected with Didi. Immediately grasping the publicity possibilities of the situation, he sneaks her some food, tries to persuade her to stay at one of his cabins, and gets thrown out of his car. After promising to take his wife to their cabin for the weekend, Tom learns that Didi has changed her mind and is staying at the cabin. Meanwhile, his maid, Lily, has been listening on the telephone and knows of the mixup. Tom tells his wife that he must go to the cabin alone because forest rangers have reported a broken waterpipe. No sooner does he arrive and find Didi sleeping in her bubble bath than Lily arrives on a motorcycle to warn him that Martha is on her way. Frantically, Tom and Lily hide Didi in a wall bed, then in the basement, and finally in a fire locker behind the house. But all attempts to conceal Didi fail. Martha storms out, but Didi drives off in her car, hits a bump, and plunges into the lake. The police are alerted about the movie star's disappearance, Tom becomes the prime suspect, and the police arrest him. He escapes in a police car, unaware that Didi is sleeping in the back seat. The chase ends when ... +


When Didi, the bubble bath queen of the French cinema, arrives in Hollywood for her first dramatic film and discovers that the script once more calls for her to immerse herself in suds, she leaves in a rage and takes refuge in a hotel in Rocky Point, Oregon. Tom Meade, the real estate operator in the area, tries to get his wife, Martha, on the telephone and by mistake is connected with Didi. Immediately grasping the publicity possibilities of the situation, he sneaks her some food, tries to persuade her to stay at one of his cabins, and gets thrown out of his car. After promising to take his wife to their cabin for the weekend, Tom learns that Didi has changed her mind and is staying at the cabin. Meanwhile, his maid, Lily, has been listening on the telephone and knows of the mixup. Tom tells his wife that he must go to the cabin alone because forest rangers have reported a broken waterpipe. No sooner does he arrive and find Didi sleeping in her bubble bath than Lily arrives on a motorcycle to warn him that Martha is on her way. Frantically, Tom and Lily hide Didi in a wall bed, then in the basement, and finally in a fire locker behind the house. But all attempts to conceal Didi fail. Martha storms out, but Didi drives off in her car, hits a bump, and plunges into the lake. The police are alerted about the movie star's disappearance, Tom becomes the prime suspect, and the police arrest him. He escapes in a police car, unaware that Didi is sleeping in the back seat. The chase ends when Tom hits a fire hydrant and crashes into a soap factory. And all ends well as Didi makes an appearance covered in bubbles. +

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