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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
Lola Albright ...
Marie Greene
Martin West ...
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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Storyline

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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29 July 1966 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ena koritsi dipsasmeno gia ola  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Marie Greene: Honey, you *know* I never go out with a married man on the first date.
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References The Late Late Show (1962) See more »

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Lord Love a Duck
Music by Neal Hefti
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Sung by The Wild Ones
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Ahead of Its Time
26 November 2001 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

I put this movie in a category with other slightly anarchic anti-establishment movies such as "The Graduate," "If..." and "The Magic Christian." The only difference is that it pre-dates all of them. Being the first of its kind, its a slightly awkward film that doesn't always know what to do with itself. There are plenty of holes in the plot, and, if its a comedy the dramatic scenes are too strident, if its a drama then it is all done with too much flippancy.

On the whole, though, I really enjoyed it. I don't claim to be an expert on the culture of the mid-sixties, but it tackles a lot of topics that seemed to be taboo at the time, like Marie's death, and their rather self-conscious use of the word prostitute.

The acting is all excellent, I was particularly impressed with Tuesday Weld's performance. I had never really thought of her as anything more than the vapid lead to a bunch of teen movies, but I was really surprised at what a good actress she was. Roddy McDowall is excellent as Mollymauk, but the uneveness of the film doesn't do the character justice, and you get the feeling with a little more work on the plot and the pacing, he could have made the film hysterical.

Anyway, it was a good film, particularly impressive when you think of it as the prototype of a genre of film which is still being produced today.


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