Why Rock the Boat?
|Why Rock the Boat?|
|Directed by||John Howe|
|Written by||William Weintraub|
|Produced by||William Weintraub|
|Edited by||Marie-Hélène Guillemin|
|Music by||John Howe|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Why Rock the Boat? is a 1974 Canadian romantic comedy film directed by John Howe. The film stars Stuart Gillard as Harry Barnes, a young journalist in Montreal who becomes romantically involved with Julia Martin (Tiiu Leek), a reporter for a competing newspaper who is organizing to unionize their industry.
The screenplay was written by journalist and humorist William Weintraub, as an adaptation of his own comic novel. Notably, he dropped the novel's most famous scene, which took place in a nudist colony, due to concerns that the scene would cause problems for the film's content rating.
- "Why Rock the Boat? has winning ways, even when it doesn't work". The Globe and Mail, October 12, 1974.
- Hustak, Alan (November 8, 2017). "Witty writer William Weintraub had a 'talent for friendship'". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
- "A movie with a history of false starts, but a happy ending". The Globe and Mail, October 12, 1974.
- Morris, Peter (1984). The Film Companion. Toronto: Irwin Publishing. p. 324. ISBN 0-7725-1505-0.
- "Best-film showdown: 11 vie for all-Canadian honours". Ottawa Journal. October 3, 1975. p. 39. Retrieved March 28, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.