Our star encounters British currency, fox hunting, driving on the "wrong" side of the road and life in an English cottage visited upon by a nosy neighbor dressed in plaid who calls everyone "love." Our star is then whisked away to Paris by a libidinous French guy who gets her drunk and tries to make whoopee with her.
Have we covered all the stereotypes yet?
Then the movie takes a sharp left turn to a completely other storyline involving her husband's (Rod Taylor) business conference and a golden, backless ensemble into which a party guest tosses a grape which causes our star to dance the Shimmy.
If Doris Day is one of America's favorite "dolls," then Do Not Disturb is the equivalent of someone taking the doll away, ripping the stuffing out and sticking pins into her. It's difficult to watch.
Day was in a rough patch career-wise and personally at this point. She was married to an abusive husband -Marty Melcher, who is also a producer of this film- and the material that she worked with lacked quality.
Today those who refer to Disturb mostly remember it as Australian actor Rod Taylor's first film with the megastar Hollywood actress.The title song by Ben Raleigh and Mark Barkan, which is performed over the credits, is catchy enough to stick in your brain long after the film is over.
Do Not Disturb is heavy on slapstick and light on witty dialogue, but it is fine for Doris Day fans who must watch her entire oeuvre.