Why Rock the Boat?
Why Rock the Boat? is a 1974 Canadian romantic comedy film directed by John Howe. The film stars Stuart Gillard as Harry Barnes, a young journalist in Montreal who becomes romantically involved with Julia Martin (Tiiu Leek), a reporter for a competing newspaper who is organizing to unionize their industry.
|Why Rock the Boat?|
|Directed by||John Howe|
|Produced by||William Weintraub|
|Written by||William Weintraub|
|Music by||John Howe|
|Edited by||Marie-Hélène Guillemin|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The screenplay was written by journalist and humorist William Weintraub, as an adaptation of his own comic novel. Notably, he dropped the novel's most famous scene, which took place in a nudist colony, due to concerns that the scene would cause problems for the film's content rating.
- "Why Rock the Boat? has winning ways, even when it doesn't work". The Globe and Mail, October 12, 1974.
- Hustak, Alan (November 8, 2017). "Witty writer William Weintraub had a 'talent for friendship'". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
- "A movie with a history of false starts, but a happy ending". The Globe and Mail, October 12, 1974.
- Morris, Peter (1984). The Film Companion. Toronto: Irwin Publishing. p. 324. ISBN 0 7725 1505 0.
- "Best-film showdown: 11 vie for all-Canadian honours". Ottawa Journal. October 3, 1975. p. 39. Retrieved March 28, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
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