3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt

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3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt
Directed by Tommy Noonan
Produced by Tommy Noonan
Written by Ian McGlashan
Tommy Noonan
Starring Mamie Van Doren
Tommy Noonan
Distributed by Harlequin International Pictures
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt is a 1964 comedy film starring Mamie Van Doren and Tommy Noonan, who also directed and co-wrote the film.


An out of work Method actor is hired by a stripper, a male model, and a car salesman to listen to their problems and go see a psychiatrist on their behalf; the three "nuts" lack the funds to see the psychiatrist on their own, hence the request. The actor has to pretend that he alone has all the problems of the three who hired him. The psychiatrist is naturally intrigued and begins secretly recording her sessions with him.



On the bonus material section of the film's DVD release, Mamie Van Doren said that this film was inspired by the success of the sex comedy Promises! Promises! which starred Jayne Mansfield and also Tommy Noonan. She said that she was approached to play the lead in Promises! Promises!, but turned it down. Once that film became a hit for Jayne Mansfield, Noonan wrote and directed this film, with Mamie in mind for a lead role.

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