Why Rock the Boat?
|Why Rock the Boat?|
|Directed by||John Howe|
|Produced by||William Weintraub|
|Written by||William Weintraub|
|Music by||John Howe|
|Edited by||Marie-Hélène Guillemin|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Why Rock the Boat? is a Canadian romantic comedy film, directed by John Howe and released in 1974. 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.
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