Allan Arkush on

The Thrill of It All

Released 1963
Distributor Universal

Well on his way to leading man movie stardom, TV favorite James Garner steps into the shoes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant as Doris Day’s latest partner in her increasingly popular series of glossy, sophisticated feminist comedy vehicles. Dick Van Dyke Show creator Carl Reiner provided the witty script and one of the cleverest trailers to be run on TFH. Garner and Day would reunite on MOVE OVER DARLING in roles initiated by Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe when it was called SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.