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Release Date:
29 July 1966 (West Germany) See more »
This motion picture is an act of pure aggression See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roddy McDowall ... Alan Musgrave

Tuesday Weld ... Barbara Ann Greene

Lola Albright ... Marie Greene

Martin West ... Bob Barnard

Ruth Gordon ... Mrs. Barnard

Harvey Korman ... Weldon Emmett
Sarah Marshall ... Miss Schwartz
Lynn Carey ... Sally Grace
Donald Murphy ... Phil Neuhauser

Max Showalter ... Howard Greene
Joseph Mell ... Dr. Milton Lippman (as Joe Mell)

Dan Frazer ... Honest Joe

Martine Bartlett ... Inez
Jo Collins ... Kitten
Judith Loomis ... Butch Neuhauser
Gay Gordon
Vicki London
David Draper ... Billy Gibbons

Phyllis Davis
Jo Anne Loren
Jeri Lynn Frazer
Bobbie Hefley
Donald Foster ... Mr. Beverly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Laurie Mitchell ... Jack's Wife (scenes deleted)
Peter Adams ... Frank (uncredited)
Benjie Bancroft ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Roberta Collins ... Brunette high school classmate (uncredited)

Robert Foulk ... Uniformed Police Sgt. (uncredited)

Martin Gabel ... T. Harrison 'Harry' Belmont (uncredited)

John Roy ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
George Axelrod 
Writing credits
Al Hine (novel)

Larry H. Johnson (screenplay) &
George Axelrod (screenplay)

Produced by
George Axelrod .... producer
Original Music by
Neal Hefti 
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William A. Lyon 
Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Brown 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton 
Costume Design by
Paula Giokaris 
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist (as Maryce Bates)
Louis Hippe .... makeup artist (as Lou Hippe)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herman E. Webber .... assistant director (as Herman Webber)
Art Department
Arthur Wasson .... prop master (as Art Wasson)
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound
Al Overton .... sound
James Richard .... sound effects editor (as James A. Richard)
Special Effects by
Herman E. Townsley .... special effects (as Herman Townsley)
Dick Dial .... stunts (uncredited)
Louie Elias .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Knott .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jax .... wardrobe: Tuesday Weld
Gene Martin .... wardrobe: men
Editorial Department
Sidney Levin .... assistant film editor
Music Department
June Edgerton .... music editor
Other crew
Jack Fier .... production executive
Dorothy Hughes .... script supervisor
Murray Naidich .... title designer: main titles
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"George Axelrod's Lord Love a Duck" - USA (complete title)
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Roddy McDowall - born September 17, 1928 - was 36 years old, playing a high school senior, when this movie was filmed in 1965 for its February 21, 1966 release. Roddy played opposite a 22 year old Tuesday Weld, but was the same age as Harvey Korman (as the school principal) and only 3 years younger then Lola Albright (Weld's mother).See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Phil Neuhauser:[Finishing his sermon over the speaker system at the drive-in church] And now, in closing, a thought for the week: "harping" all the time does not make you an angel.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Late Late Show" (1970)See more »
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Lord Love A Boom Mike!, 25 August 2001
Author: fowler1 from nyc

First time I saw this I could hardly believe the many, many visible boom mikes throughout the film. Loved the picture regardless, and now I've come to accept those boom mikes as characters as central to LORD LOVE A DUCK's frazzled beauty as Roddy McDowall & Tuesday Weld, its stars.

Most knowledgeable film fans hold 70s films in reverence for their embracing of a deeper, richer reality more inspired by novels than by prior Hollywood films. 60s cinema tends to suffer by comparison: it often seems like a clumsy standoff between the death-throes of the old studios and their formulas, and the insisting beating on the door of a new, artistic, more experimental aesthetic: DUCK is one of those, subverting the soundstage-bound Mickey & Judy cliches by emulating that shot-on-indoor-sets look, with the vital modification of peopling this familiar artifical environment with the hyperAmerican grotesques who routinely populate Geo Axelrod's universe. Thus, like a lot of the best 60s movies, DUCK is part-fish, part-fowl and suffused with an atmosphere of strangeness beyond its subject matter - yet, given how Real Life in that decade similarly swayed on unsteady footing in two seperate realities, it works beautifully. And it definitely doesn't hurt that Tuesday Weld is a goddess of apple-cheeked carnality and conspicuous consumption. She may not be Everywoman exactly, but she IS Everywoman who ever dreamed of marrying Elvis, and that's good enough - like the King, you can't help falling in love with her. As has been noted, the 'cashmere sweater' scene is among the most erotic scenes ever caught on film - unnervingly so, given she's playing the scene with, and for, her father.

The movie is chockfull of scenes that similarly push black humor and social satire past the threshold of good taste or story logic; you're either going to go with it, or reject it altogether. I recommend the former: like a lot of underrated and outright ignored 60s movies that don't comfortably fit into any standard category, LORD LOVE A DUCK rewards the viewer who's willing to suspend disbelief for an hour-and-a-half with a totally absorbing and unique unreality all its own. It's a buzz you can only get from an American film made between JFK and Tricky Dick, and it's a hoot besides.

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