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Director:
Writers:
Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay)
William Bradford Huie (novel)
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Release Date:
27 October 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Why did Emily call Charlie the most immoral man she'd ever met? See more »
Plot:
An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderfully crafted romantic drama See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Garner ... Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison

Julie Andrews ... Emily Barham

Melvyn Douglas ... Adm. William Jessup

James Coburn ... Lt. Cmdr. Paul 'Bus' Cummings
Joyce Grenfell ... Mrs. Barham

Edward Binns ... Adm. Thomas Healy
Liz Fraser ... Sheila

Keenan Wynn ... Old Sailor

William Windom ... Capt. Harry Spaulding
John Crawford ... Chief Petty Officer Paul Adams
Douglas Henderson ... Capt. Marvin Ellender
Edmon Ryan ... Adm. Hoyle

Steve Franken ... Young Sailor
Paul Newlan ... Gen. William Hallerton
Gary Cockrell ... Lt. Victor Wade

Alan Sues ... Petty Officer Enright
Bill Fraser ... Port Commander
Lou Byrne ... Nurse Captain

Alan Howard ... Port Ensign
Linda Marlowe ... Pat
Janine Gray ... 1st 'Nameless Broad'

Judy Carne ... 2nd 'Nameless Broad'
Kathy Kersh ... 3rd 'Nameless Broad'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Billman ... Sailor (uncredited)
Paul Genge ... Officer (uncredited)
Jim Jacobs ... Navy Aircrewman (uncredited)
Bob Johnson ... Documentary Narration (voice) (uncredited)

Kent McCord ... Soldier (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... Hotel Waiter (uncredited)

Sharon Tate ... Beautiful Girl (uncredited)

Red West ... Soldier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
 
Writing credits
Paddy Chayefsky (screenplay)

William Bradford Huie (novel)

Produced by
John Calley .... associate producer
Martin Ransohoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel 
 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop  (as Philip Lathrop)
 
Film Editing by
Tom McAdoo 
 
Casting by
Irene Howard (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Hans Peters 
Elliot Scott 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton 
Henry Grace 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Shenberg .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
J. McMillan Johnson .... special visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Challis .... additional photographer (as Chris Challis)
Travers Hill .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Armbruster .... conductor
Victor Arno .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano .... musician (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jack Elliott .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Johnny Mandel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Red Mitchell .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Bud Shank .... musician: flute (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alain Delalande .... subtitles: original version with French subtitles
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Emily" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
115 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Stereo
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-8 | Finland:K-7 (new rating: 2001) | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:X | USA:Approved (certificate #20611) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The role of Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison was originally offered to William Holden, while James Garner was considered for the part of "Bus" Cummings.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In one shot of Charlie's hotel room door, the exterior of the door is white, in another the exterior of the door is wood grain.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison:Hi, Harry. It'll only be a few moments, sir. Put that hand luggage in the automobile. Paul? Paul!
Chief Petty Officer Paul Adams:Yeah.
Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison:Put the footlocker in the jeep. Everything else goes in the two-and-a-half. Unloading shouldn't take long, so you won't be more than a few minutes behind us. I'll see you back at the hotel. Harry. Is everything set at the hotel?
[Slaps driver on butt]
Female driver, unidentified:Hiya, Charlie.
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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Wonderfully crafted romantic drama, 3 March 1999
Author: Doctor_Bombay from Lucas Buck, NC

There can be no Paddy Chayefsky without comedy, nor can there be without drama. His work is always serious, channeled with humor, but his presentation is so on-point, so honest, so blatant, that as viewers we are forced to soak it all up, and we are left the better for it.

Set in wartime, the Americanization of Emily looks at changing times in a very changing world. The ‘balloon will go up' any day now, signaling the Invasion of Europe and all around will be forever changed.

It is not solely the warriors, the decision makers, that are central to the battle. Chayefsky knows that, and shows us that war will change all it touches, from the simple Emily (Julie Andrews), a kind, intelligent, sensitive single English woman to the devil-may-care ‘scrounger', Lt Cmdr Charles Madison (James Garner-somewhat a reprise of his role in The Great Escape).

This movie is a romance, and a serious examination of people over-matched by forces outside their control, who struggle to do everything in their control to find their way.

A well-told story, skillfully delivered. It's hard to ask for much more than that.

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