3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
An out of work Method actor is hired by a stripper, a male model, and a car salesman to listen to their problems and go see a psychiatrist on their behalf; the three "nuts" lack the funds to see the psychiatrist on their own, hence the request. The actor has to pretend that he alone has all the problems of the three who hired him. The psychiatrist is naturally intrigued and begins secretly recording her sessions with him.
- Mamie Van Doren as Saxie Symbol
- Tommy Noonan as Himself
- Ziva Rodann as Dr. Myrna Von
- Paul Gilbert as Joe Lynch
- John Cronin as Bruce Bernard
- Howard Koch as Dr. Otis Salverson
On the bonus material section of the film's DVD release, Mamie Van Doren said that this film was inspired by the success of the sex comedy Promises! Promises! which starred Jayne Mansfield and also Tommy Noonan. She said that she was approached to play the lead in Promises! Promises!, but turned it down. Once that film became a hit for Jayne Mansfield, Noonan wrote and directed this film, with Mamie in mind for a lead role.