The Americanization of Emily (1964) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as smooth and risk-free as possible for himself. But things become complicated when he falls for an English woman, and his commanding officer's nervous breakdown leads to Charlie being sent on a senseless and dangerous mission.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • In the days leading up to the D-Day invasion, Lt. Cmdr. Charlie Madison has to admit that he's having a pretty good war. He's the personal aide to Adm. William Jessup and Charlie is, if anything, making sure the admiral gets whatever he wants. Liquor, good food and girls are Charlie's specialty and for Emily Barham, a driver who's been assigned to him, he's everything that she dislikes about Americans. Too loud, too rich and too wasteful. For his part Charlie, a self-proclaimed coward, just wants to stay out of action. When Admiral Jessup suffers a nervous breakdown however, Charlie finds himself on a zany assignment to film the arrival in Normandy of combat engineers. Meanwhile, Charlie and Emily have very much fallen in love.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • 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.

    - Written by Anonymous


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