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The Reluctant Astronaut Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Roy Fleming ([[Performer~P38844~Don Knotts~donknotts]]) is signed on to the space program at NASA by his father Buck ([[Performer~P53319~Arthur O'Connell~arthuroconnell]]), a gung-ho former World War I vet who is trying to make something out of his son. Roy becomes a janitor who is afraid of heights and mistaken for an astronaut through a series of comedic mishaps. ([[Performer~P75882~Jesse White~jessewhite]]) plays Roy's boss Donelli, with ([[Performer~P52664~Leslie Nielsen~leslienielsen]]) as space hero Major Gifford. Knotts uses his patented brand of nervousness to perfection in this lighthearted situation comedy. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:June 14, 1967

Cast

Don Knotts
as Roy Fleming
Leslie Nielsen
as Major Fred Gifford
Joan Freeman
as Ellie Jackson
Jesse White
as Donelli
Jeanette Nolan
as Mrs. Fleming
Arthur O'Connell
as Buck Fleming
Joan Shawlee
as Blonde in bar
Guy Raymond
as Bert
Nydia Westman
as Aunt Zena
Robert Simon
as Cervantes
Burt Mustin
as Ned
Ceil Cabot
as Waitress
Fabian Dean
as Bus Driver
Fay deWitt
as Secretary

Crew

Edward J. Montagne Jr.
Director
Edward J. Montagne Jr.
Producer
Jim Fritzell
Screenwriter
Everett Greenbaum
Screenwriter
Rex Wimpy
Cinematographer
Joseph E. Gershenson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
John P. Austin
Set Designer
John McCarthy
Set Designer
Rosemary Odell
Costume Designer
Bud Westmore
Makeup
Hank Edds
Makeup
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