Cinema: Space Chase

The Glass Bottom Boat uses space-age wizardry and spy fiction to fizz up the formula for a Doris Day sex comedy. As usual, the man cast opposite her has to perform somewhat like the catcher in a flashy female trapeze act, and Rod Taylor doughtily goes through the motions of Doris-appreciation without losing his grip. As a combination scientific whiz kid and loverboy, Rod invents an anti-gravity device, heads a U.S. space center for NASA, goes home after launch to a more or less circular pad with a guest wing as roomy as a...

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