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Lord Love a Duck (1966)

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A bright satirical comedy about an innocent high school girl granted her wishes by a student prodigy. A broad satire of teenage culture in the sixties, its targets ranging from progressive education to beach movies.

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Alan 'Mollymauk' Musgrave
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Barbara Ann Greene
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Bob Bernard
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Stella Bernard
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Weldon Emmett
Sarah Marshall ...
Miss Schwartz
Lynn Carey ...
Sally Grace
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Howard Greene
Donald Murphy ...
Phil Neuhauser
Joseph Mell ...
Dr. Milton Lippman (as Joe Mell)
Dan Frazer ...
Honest Joe
Martine Bartlett ...
Inez
Jo Collins ...
Kitten
Judith Loomis ...
Mrs. Neuhauser
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High-school senior Barbara Ann Greene has a lot to overcome to reach her dreams to be popular, get a job, find a husband, and maybe even be a movie star: she's poor, her parents are divorced, and her mother is a cocktail waitress. Right beside her, though, is her best friend and Svengali, Alan. He helps her get 12 cashmere sweaters, a job in the principal's office, spring break at Balboa, and more. Along the way, the satire bites teen mores, beach-blanket bikini movies, adults in charge, the country-club set, Christian-youth programs, older men's fantasies, and teen girls' innocence. How popular will Barbara Ann become, and what lengths will Alan go to get her there? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1965 Was the Year of the Pussycat...1966 Is the Year of the Duck! See more »

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29 July 1966 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ena koritsi dipsasmeno gia ola  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Roddy McDowall, playing a high school senior, was 38 years old when the movie was filmed, opposite a 22 year old Tuesday Weld, but the same age as Harvey Korman (as the school principal) and only 3 years younger then Lola Albright (Weld's mother). See more »

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When Barbara Ann inscribes her name in cement near beginning of film, she writes the second R in first name twice due to inconsistency in long shot and closeup. See more »

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Alan: Dear sweet simple minded Barbara Ann. Barbara Ann whose deepest and most heartfelt yearnings express with a kind of touching lyricism the total vulgarity of our time.
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Lord Love a Duck
Music by Neal Hefti
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
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A TRULY brilliant satire on American culture.
17 April 1999 | by (warren michigan) – See all my reviews

The early nineteen sixties were the great age of black comic satire in American cinema. Everyone remembers Doctor Strangelove and The Nutty Professor and Lolita and One Two Three and The Loved One.In a sense, this neglected masterpiece was the culmination. Even though Axelrod wasn't a genius like Kubrick or Wilder, this film hits its target just as unerringly. Think of it as a darker, much more savage Rushmore, in which almost all the false Gods of our civilization - phony preachers, psychoanalysis, public "education",consumerism, youth 'culture',- are weighed in the scales and found wanting. Roddy Mcdowall and Tuesday Weld give two of the great comic perfomances. Indeed, Mcdowall is inspirational to any would-be anarchist. Should be seen - and discussed - more often. Scorsese once listed this film among his "guilty pleasures": He has nothing to be guilty about-this is wonderful


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