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The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)





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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 becomes a janitor who is afraid of heights and mistaken for an astronaut through a series of comedic mishaps. (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.


Don Knotts
as Roy Fleming
Arthur O'Connell
as Buck Fleming
Jeanette Nolan
as Mrs. Fleming
Leslie Nielsen
as Major Fred Gifford
Joan Freeman
as Ellie Jackson
Jesse White
as Donelli
Joan Shawlee
as Blonde in bar
Nydia Westman
as Aunt Zana
Robert F. Simon
as Cervantes
Ceil Cabot
as Waitress
Fay De Witt
as Secretary
Fabian Dean
as Bus Driver
Robert Simon
as Cervantes
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Mildly amusing in parts but mostly lame comedy. If you like Don Knotts he is his usual befuddled self.

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