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The Americanization of Emily
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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 »
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(66 articles)
User Reviews:
Intelligent, poignant satire on the the meaning of heroism See more (63 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)
Luis Delgado ... Marine on Landing Craft (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)

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:
James Garner says that this is his favorite of his movies.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The airplane that takes the Admiral back home bears a USAF roundel (i.e., red strip inside the "wings") three years before there was a "USAF".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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73 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent, poignant satire on the the meaning of heroism, 1 January 2004
Author: William Brown (wdbrown) from Salem, Oregon

Simply put, this is one of my all-time favorite movies. I can't possibly agree with the individual who wrote this was possibly James Garner's worst movie. The exact opposite is true. The character of Charlie is callous, and self-serving, but he has a dedication to the admiral that is logical and touching. It is the admiral, after all, who saved Charlie from the realities of war.

Listen to Charlie's speech about how he got there. He started off by going to war with all the ideals of any other Marine, but in the teeth of war he realized he wasn't the man he thought he was and "the glory" certainly wasn't worth it. Charlie is a coward, but not a deserter. He has priorities, which he lists to Emily.

Garner does a fine job in communicating the role of an outwardly selfish and uncaring man struggling hard to suppress his principles.

Julie Andrews' Emily is just the person to bring those principles out. And James Coburn is outstanding as the one person who actually takes the admiral's plan for a sailor to be the first casualty on Omaha Beach seriously.

Very good acting by all. Fine comic performances in a film that is easily overlooked by today's audiences because it isn't the type of humor that hits you over the head with a baseball bat to make its point. Instead, it uses characterization and intelligence.

How sad we are that we are no longer required to think about movies, since so many of them have no thought behind them other than making money.

"The Americanization of Emily" is definitely worth a look if you like smart, intelligent characters with something to say.

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