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The Americanization of Emily [DVD] [1964]

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  • Release Date: 10/14/2014
  • Rating: NR
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    The Americanization of Emily
    The lively but somehow slightly distasteful The Americanization of Emily stars James Garner as a WWII naval officer who happens to be a craven coward. While his comrades sail off to their deaths, Garner makes himself scarce, generally hiding out in the London flat of his lothario navy buddy James Coburn. Garner falls in love with virtuous war widow Julie Andrews (the "Emily" of the title), but she can't abide his yellow streak. Meanwhile, crack-brained admiral Melvyn Douglas decides that he needs a hero--the first man to die on Omaha Beach during the D-Day Invasion. Coburn is at first elected for this sacrifice, but it is the quivering Garner who ends up hitting the beach. He survives to become a hero in spite of himself, winning Andrews in the process. Paddy Chayefsky's script, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie, attempts to extract humor out of the horrors of war by using broad, vulgar comedy instead of the light satirical touch that would seem to be called for. Americanization of Emily was Julie Andrews' second film; it should have led to a steady stream of adult-oriented roles, but the box-office clout of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music consigned her to "wholesome family entertainment". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • James Garner
      James Garner - Lt. Cmdr. Charles Madison
    • Julie Andrews
      Julie Andrews - Emily Barham
    • Melvyn Douglas
      Melvyn Douglas - Adm. William Jessup
    • James Coburn
      James Coburn - Lt. Cmdr. "Bus" Cummings
    • Joyce Grenfell
      Joyce Grenfell - Mrs. Barham



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      What else needs to be said. Great Classic.

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      James Garner, Julie Andrews. A powerful script. Excellent.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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