Do Not Disturb (1965 film)
|Do Not Disturb|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ralph Levy|
|Produced by||Martin Melcher|
|Screenplay by||Richard L. Breen|
|Based on||Some Other Love|
by William Fairchild
|Music by||Lionel Newman|
|Edited by||Robert L. Simpson|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|December 22, 1965|
Do Not Disturb is a DeLuxe Color CinemaScope (1965) romantic comedy film directed by Ralph Levy, starring Doris Day and Rod Taylor as Janet and Mike Harper, a married couple who relocate to England when Mike is transferred by the company for which he works.
American couple Mike and Janet Harper (Rod Taylor and Doris Day) move to England for Mike's work, a company that deals in textiles and fashions. Mike wants them to live in a flat in the heart of London, but Janet, who is not a big-city girl, instead finds them a house thirty miles outside London in Kent, which means that Mike has to commute into town by train. For convenience, Mike often stays in one of the company's flats in town rather than go home. This commuting situation makes Janet feel even more neglected than she already did.
Janet believes Mike may be having an affair with his assistant, Claire Hackett (Maura McGiveney). Janet's beliefs are fueled by the Harpers' busybody landlady, Vanessa Courtwright (Hermione Baddeley), who thinks Janet can play Mike's game by entering into an affair of her own, whether it be real or made-up. It has the potential to be real with the arrival of the Italian man Paul Bellari (Sergio Fantoni), an antiques dealer Janet hires to decorate the house. Although neither Mike nor Janet had any initial thoughts of cheating on the other, Claire and Paul may have thoughts of their own, especially when all four are thrown into one compromising position after another.
- Doris Day as Janet Harper
- Rod Taylor as Mike Harper
- Hermione Baddeley as Vanessa Courtwright
- Sergio Fantoni as Paul Bellari
- Reginald Gardiner as George Simmons
- Maura McGiveney as Claire Hackett
- Aram Katcher as Culkos
- Leon Askin as Willie Langsdorf
- Lisa Perav as Alicia Petrova
- Michael Romanoff as Delegate
- Albert Carrier as Claude Reynard
- Barbara Morrison as Mrs. Ordley
- Dick Winslow as One-Man Band / Accordion Player
- Raquel Welch as Woman in lobby
- Britt Ekland as Party Girl
The film had admissions of 10,730 in France.
According to Fox records, the film needed to earn $7,300,000 in rentals to break even and made $5,275,000, meaning it made a loss.
- Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p254
- "Do Not Disturb, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood (BearManor Media, 2010) p. 114
- French Box office for 1966 at Box Office Story
- Silverman, Stephen M (1988). The Fox that got away : the last days of the Zanuck dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox. L. Stuart. p. 324.