|Weld and others spend a lot of time hiding under Terry-Thomas's bed (Image from Supposed Aura)|
Although Tuesday Weld may have been star of the film, her character is shrill and annoying. In a much smaller part, as one of Mike's girlfriends (and one of the professor's legion of admirers), Gladys, Francesca Bellini is almost a cartoon in the scenes she appears in, but she is quite funny. Film buffs will also recognize a certain garment - the iconic white pleated dress worn by Marilyn Monroe over a subway grate in The Seven Year Itch. Here actress Roxanne Arlen appears in the same dress, sporting a similar blonde hairdo, but without Marilyn's something extra. Of all the ladies that faint and fawn over Terry Thomas in Bachelor Flat, Jessica the dachshund is pretty much the film's most appealing character. Her scenes involving an over-sized dinosaur bone on Malibu Beach, as well as Terry-Thomas's attempts to steer clear of his female fans, provide the real laughs.
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