Don't Just Stand There!
Don't Just Stand There! is a 1968 American comedy film directed by Ron Winston and written by Charles Williams. It is based on the 1966 novel The Wrong Venus by Charles Williams. The film stars Robert Wagner, Mary Tyler Moore, Glynis Johns, Harvey Korman, Barbara Rhoades and Vincent Beck. The film was released on May 1, 1968, by Universal Pictures.
|Don't Just Stand There!|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ron Winston|
|Produced by||Stan Margulies|
|Screenplay by||Charles Williams|
|Based on||The Wrong Venus|
by Charles Williams
Mary Tyler Moore
|Music by||Nick Perito|
|Edited by||Richard Bracken|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
A famous author, Sabine Manning, has yet to finish her latest sex-themed novel and is on a European cruise with Merriman Dudley, her manager and lover. Her exasperated publisher Marine Randall, in an exchange of favors, asks adventurer Lawrence Colby to pursue her. Colby discovers that Kendall Flanagan, mistaken for Sabine, has been kidnapped.
Kendall's karate skills help her escape when Colby comes to her rescue. Colby learns that Sabine no longer wants to write about sex, so he urges her to finish the completed novel under a pseudonym. Kendall complicates matters by becoming involved in another gangster's crime, but Colby is ultimately able to get everything settled.
- Robert Wagner as Lawrence Colby
- Mary Tyler Moore as Martine Randall
- Glynis Johns as Sabine Manning
- Harvey Korman as Merriman Dudley
- Barbara Rhoades as Kendall Flanagan
- Vincent Beck as Painter
- Joseph V. Perry as Jean-Jacques
- Stuart Margolin as Remy
- Émile Genest as Henri
- David Mauro as Jules
- Penny Santon as Renée
- Joseph Bernard as Police Inspector