The Reluctant Astronaut

The Reluctant Astronaut

Don Knotts
Director: Edward J. Montagne Jr. Cast: Don Knotts
Don Knotts
, Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen
, Joan Freeman
Joan Freeman
Edward J. Montagne Jr.


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Roy Fleming (Don Knotts) is signed on to the space program at NASA by his father Buck (Arthur O'Connell), a gung-ho former World War I vet who is trying to make something out of his son. Roy -- a janitor who is afraid of heights -- becomes a victim of mistaken identity and, through a series of comedic mishaps, The Reluctant Astronaut. (Jesse White) plays Roy's boss Donelli, with (Leslie Nielsen) as space hero Major Gifford. Knotts uses his patented brand of nervousness to perfection in this lighthearted situation comedy.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2018
UPC: 0191329053782
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Universal
Sales rank: 18,434

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Edward J. Montagne Director,Producer
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
George Brown Special Effects
Bill DeCinces Art Director
Hank Edds Makeup
Jim Fritzell Screenwriter
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Everett Greenbaum Screenwriter
David Lee Special Effects
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
Vic Mizzy Score Composer
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Sam E. Waxman Editor
Bud Westmore Makeup
Rex Wimpy Cinematographer

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