That Funny Feeling
|That Funny Feeling|
|Directed by||Richard Thorpe|
|Produced by||Harry Keller|
|Screenplay by||David R. Schwartz|
|Story by||Norman Barasch|
|Music by||Bobby Darin|
|Edited by||Gene Milford|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$1,000,000 (rentals)|
This was the third film pairing of Dee and then-husband Darin, following 1961's Come September and 1962's If a Man Answers. It was the second film that O'Connor and Kathleen Freeman (who played a lady in a telephone booth) made together, the first being Singin' in the Rain.
Joan Howell intends to be an actress, but for now she's working as a maid. Three different times, she accidentally bumps into Tom Milford, a successful publishing executive, who then asks her for a date.
Ashamed of her own modest home, Joan invites him to the lavish apartment of one of her clients, pretending it is hers. What she doesn't know, because she and her employer have never met, is that the apartment is Tom's.
He is shocked to find himself being welcomed to his own place. To see how far Joan is prepared to go, Tom moves in with his pal Harvey and goes along with it. As soon as Joan becomes aware of the truth, however, she gets even by throwing a party with girls pretending to be prostitutes, whereupon the party is promptly raided by the cops.
- Sandra Dee as Joan Howell
- Bobby Darin as Tom Milford
- Donald O'Connor as Harvey Granson
- Nita Talbot as Audrey
- Larry Storch as Luther
- Leo G. Carroll as Mr. O'Shee, Pawnbroker
- James Westerfield as Office Brokaw
- Robert Strauss as Bartender
- Ben Lessy as Charlie the Bartender
- Reta Shaw, Nora Marlowe, Kathleen Freeman, and Minerva Urecal as the women at phone booth
- Arte Johnson as Paul
- Benny Rubin as Taxi Driver
- Aki Hara as Hatacki
- Don Haggerty as Policeman
- Larry J. Blake as Policeman (as Larry Blake)
- Herb Vigran as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
- Smoki Whitfield as Police Sergeant (as Jordan Whitfield) (uncredited)
Home media availability
Universal first released the film on DVD on August 3, 2004. It was re-released on February 7, 2017, as part of Universal's 4-Movie Laugh Pack DVD series, being packaged with 3 other films starring Sandra Dee (If a Man Answers, Tammy Tell Me True, and Tammy and the Doctor).
- "Top Grossers of 1965", Variety, 5 January 1966, pg 36.