A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

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José Luis de Vilallonga ...
Prince Cesare della Romita (as Jose Luis De Villalonga)
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Alec Prosser-Jones
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Felicity Prosser-Jones
Carlo Palmucci ...
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Dante Posani ...
Gino
Umberto Raho ...
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Sean Martin
Ernest Walder ...
Kurt
Brian Wilde ...
Willett
Pauline Yates ...
Estelle Gold
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Young, attractive and vivacious, model Diana Scott is firmly decided to become rich and famous as well. To succeed, she does not hesitate to take bold steps. After a while, she literally strikes gold: she meets Robert Gold, a well-known TV journalist, who not only introduces her into new social and professional circles, but also abandons his family to live with her. Diana seems to have happily combined success and love. However, in those roaring sixties, others are ready to offer her even more money, fame, and, seemingly, fun than Robert can... Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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3 August 1965 (USA)  »

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Darling - A Que Amou Demais  »

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£400,000 (estimated)
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According to Richard Gregson, agent for John Schlesinger, the budget was around £300,000 and was entirely provided by Nat Cohen at Anglo-Amalgamated. See more »

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The singing lady in the final scene is clearly wired up and most likely wearing a microphone under her dress. See more »

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Miles Brand: ...a man of few words, all of them long.
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Existentialist froth but compelling none the less!
12 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Julie Christie gives a raw, jagged performance as Diana Scott, a free-wheeling model/actress/whatever whose bedhopping exploits among the upper British classes cause her own self-destruction.

Quick zooms, freeze frames, and stop-motion effects aside, Darling holds up just as well as the other international hit about immoral behavior among the rich and semi-famous (La Dolce Vita) and makes a nice beginning for director John Schlesinger's adult trilogy. (Midnight Cowboy and Sunday Bloody Sunday followed.)

The film is a fascinating time capsule and Christie's wonderfully expressive eyes, the handsome Dirk Bogarde's masterful underplaying, and Laurence Harvey's cold sexuality make Darling a swinging '60's classic that still packs a cynical punch and is yet another example of a fine lost film that's almost unavailable in any format. DVD please?


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