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22 October 1968 (USA) See more »
The Love Affair of the Century - Between a Woman, and the World! See more »
Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Director Robert Wise Dies at 91
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Andrews ... Gertrude Lawrence

Richard Crenna ... Richard Aldrich
Michael Craig ... Sir Anthony Spencer
Daniel Massey ... Noël Coward

Robert Reed ... Charles Fraser
Bruce Forsyth ... Arthur Lawrence

Beryl Reid ... Rose
John Collin ... Jack Roper

Alan Oppenheimer ... Andre Charlot
Richard Karlan ... David Holtzmann
Lynley Laurence ... Billie Carleton
Garrett Lewis ... Jack Buchanan
Anthony Eisley ... Ben Mitchell
Jock Livingston ... Alexander Woollcott

J. Pat O'Malley ... Dan
Harvey Jason ... Bert
Mathilda Calnan ... Dorothy (as Matilda Calnan)
Peter Church ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ian Abercrombie ... Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Kenneth Adams ... Reporter (uncredited)

Jenny Agutter ... Pamela Roper (uncredited)
Ruth Alexander ... Woman at Shubert Alley (uncredited)
Kathy Allen ... Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Lionel Ames ... Roman Officer (uncredited)
Richard Angarola ... Cesare (uncredited)
Roger Arroyo ... Dwarf (uncredited)
Peter Ashton ... Harry (uncredited)
Wendy Atkin ... Woman at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Harold Ayer ... Man at Adelphi Theatre (uncredited)

Philip Bailey ... Singing Soldier (uncredited)

Conrad Bain ... Second Salesman at Cartier's (uncredited)
John Barclay ... Elderly Tragedian (uncredited)
John Barrett ... Speaker at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Linda Barrett ... Woman, Bundles for Britain (uncredited)
James Beck ... Drunken Soldier (uncredited)
Pat Becker ... Mrs. Fraser (uncredited)
Brenda Bennett ... Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jan Bickmor ... Web Girl (uncredited)
Wally Bickmore ... Web Man (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Eric Brotherson ... Elder Stateman (uncredited)
Edwin Brown ... Fourth Speaker at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Jack Carol ... Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
Joseph Casstevens ... Member of Flying Hillary's Trapeze Act (uncredited)
Gower Champion ... 'Limehouse Blues' dance partner (uncredited)
Charlie Charles ... Wire Act (uncredited)
Lisl Charles ... Wire Act (uncredited)

Ron Charles ... Boatman (uncredited)
Jean Christopher ... Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Haskell Coffin ... Man at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Thom Conroy ... Man at Shubert Alley (uncredited)
Cathleen Cordell ... Vendeuse (uncredited)
Don Crichton ... Gertrude's 'Limehouse Blues' Dance Partner (uncredited)
Gwyneth Cullimore ... Guest on Bus (uncredited)
Yutta D'Arcy ... Vestel Virgin (uncredited)

Linda Dano ... Charles' Wife (uncredited)
Michael Danvers-Walker ... Lt. Martindale (uncredited)
Charles Davis ... Writ Server (uncredited)
Lisa Davis ... Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Danny Dee ... Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Roger Delgado ... French Ambassador (uncredited)
Paula Dell ... Utility Acrobat (uncredited)
Trevor Doughty ... Host (uncredited)
Andrew Downie ... Drunken Soldier (uncredited)
Ted Dudomaine ... English Roue (uncredited)
Marilyn England ... Dwarf (uncredited)
Max Faulkner ... Corp. Cooper (uncredited)
Carol Ferges ... Utility Acrobat (uncredited)
Darryl Ferges ... Tumbler (uncredited)
Daphne Field ... Guest on Bus (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Audience Patron (uncredited)
Alex Finlayson ... Guest on Bus (uncredited)
Jerry Fitzgerald ... Harold (uncredited)
Peter Forester ... Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)

Bernard Fox ... Assistant to Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
Suzanne France ... Choreographer (uncredited)
Penny Francis ... Young Gertie (uncredited)
Stanley Fraser ... Man at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Mike Freeman ... Man at Adelphi Theatre (uncredited)
Chris Gannon ... Third Speaker at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Jan Gernat ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Josephine Gillick ... Young Gertie (uncredited)
Ray Girardin ... Young Reporter (uncredited)
Bob Gordon ... Web Man (uncredited)
Austin Green ... Ring Master (uncredited)
Seymour Green ... Divorce Judge (uncredited)
Shelah Hackett ... Dancer (uncredited)
Paul Harris ... Soldier (uncredited)
Sally Harrison ... Young Gertie (uncredited)
Gay Hartweg ... Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Joan Haythorne ... Italian Conti (uncredited)
Eric Heath ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Ann Hubbell ... Beryl, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Robin Hughes ... Third Hyde Park Speaker (uncredited)
Judy Jacobs ... Web Girl (uncredited)
Frank Jarvis ... First Soldier at St. James Palace (uncredited)
Gwen Watts Jones ... Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)
Charlotte Knight ... Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Pamela Kosh ... Guest on Bus (uncredited)
Jeanette Landis ... Eph, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Monte Landis ... Julian Brooke-Taylor (uncredited)
Ruggera Lauber ... Iron Jaw Act (uncredited)

Anna Lee ... Hostess (uncredited)
Albert Leon ... Charlot's Assistant (uncredited)
Queenie Leonard ... Grand Dam (uncredited)
John Levingston ... Man at Hyde Park (uncredited)
Irene Linsley ... Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)

Tony Lo Bianco ... New York Reporter (uncredited)
Damian London ... Jerry Paul (uncredited)
Lewis Loughran ... Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Ysabel MacCloskey ... Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)
Sean MacGregor ... Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Barry Macollum ... Dan (uncredited)
Jean MacRae ... Woman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Laura Mason ... Woman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Murray Matheson ... Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
Kim McCarthy ... Young Gertie (uncredited)
Winnie McCarthy ... Woman in Brixton Music Hal (uncredited)
Bernard McDonald ... Ron James (uncredited)
William Mervyn ... General (uncredited)
Eric Micklewood ... Guest on Bus (uncredited)
Barry P. Mitchell ... Member of Flying Hillary's Trapeze Act (uncredited)
Roy Monsell ... Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Reporter (uncredited)
Clive Morton ... Army Officer Outside Window (uncredited)
Olive Morton ... General (uncredited)
Justus Motter ... Web Man (uncredited)
Wesley Murphy ... Soldier (uncredited)
Francis Napier ... Singing Soldier (uncredited)
Jo Ann Norvell ... Dwarf (uncredited)
William O'Toole ... Man in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)
Barbara Ogilvie ... Mary (uncredited)
Brian Peck ... Soldier (uncredited)
Linda Peck ... Actress (uncredited)
Lynn Perry ... Man at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Gerald Peters ... Guest in Gertie's Dressing Room (uncredited)
Ellen Plasschaert ... Moo, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
John Ramirez ... Dwarf (uncredited)
Walter Reed ... Photographer (uncredited)
Danny Rees ... Juggler (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... French Ambassador (uncredited)
Dar Robinson ... Utility Acrobat (uncredited)
Dinah Anne Rogers ... Molly, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Betty Russell ... Woman Reporter (uncredited)
Barbara Sandland ... Mavis, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Jill Sanzo ... Fox Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Audrey Saunders ... Web Girl (uncredited)
Ray Saunders ... Acrobatic Act (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ... Woman Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Singuineau ... African Ambassador (uncredited)
Elizabeth St. Clair ... Jeannie Banks (uncredited)
Geoffrey Steele ... Englishman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Gilchrist Stuart ... Footman (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... First Salesman at Cartier's (uncredited)
Patricia Tidy ... Woman in Hyde Park (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Trevor ... Noel Coward as a Child (uncredited)
Anna Turner ... Mrs. Klasen (uncredited)
Terence Vliet ... Julian Brooke-Taylor (uncredited)
Barbara Ann Warkmeister ... Member of Flying Hillary's Trapeze Act (uncredited)
Mel Warkmeister ... Member of Flying Hillary's Trapeze Act (uncredited)
Ruth Warshawsky ... Woman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Paul Weber ... Maitre d' Cotton Club (uncredited)
H.E. West ... Man at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Monty Whitney ... Call Boy 'Red Peppers' (uncredited)

Dick Wilson ... Drunk (uncredited)
Cicley Wolper ... Englishwoman at Noel's Party (uncredited)
Merri Wood-Taylor ... Woman at Adelphi Theatre (uncredited)
Steve Woodman ... Man (uncredited)
John Woodnutt ... Second Speaker, Hyde Park Corner (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Wise 
Writing credits
William Fairchild (written by)

Produced by
Saul Chaplin .... producer
Original Music by
Lennie Hayton (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William Reynolds 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Donald Brooks 
Makeup Department
William Buell .... makeup artist
Hal Saunders .... hair stylist: Ms. Andrews
William Turner .... makeup artist
Production Management
Saul Wurtzel .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director
Nicolas Hippisley-Coxe .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
David Tringham .... first assistant director: UK (uncredited)
Art Department
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Murray Spivack .... sound
Douglas O. Williams .... sound
Special Effects by
Gerald Endler .... mechanical effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
Paula Dell .... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Blake .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Ron Pearce .... gaffer (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adele Balkan .... wardrober
Bill Hargate .... Donald Brooks' assistant costume designer (uncredited : uncredited)
Ed Wynigear .... wardrober
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Lennie Hayton .... conductor
Lennie Hayton .... music arranger
Michael Kidd .... dances and musical numbers staged by
Robert Tracy .... music editor
Jay Thompson .... composer: dance music (uncredited)
Other crew
Shelah Hackett .... dance assistant
Maurice Zuberano .... production associate
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Loves of a Star!" - USA (promotional title)
"Those Were the Happy Times" - USA (reissue title)
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176 min | UK:218 min | USA:120 min (edited version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Denmark:15 (DVD) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | USA:G

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The final camera slate number was 1417 close to the then all time record for a musical. Julie appeared in 1,306 of them which was then a record.See more »
Continuity: In the number "Burlington Bertie" the banana skin thrown onstage by Gertie disappears.See more »
Noel Coward:Unfortunately, my darling, you can't take a whole audience home to bed without being accused of immorality on rather a grand scale.See more »
Has Anybody Seen Our ShipSee more »


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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
The End of an Era, 1 February 1999
Author: dweck from Philadelphia, PA USA

*THUD* Like that the romance between box office and Julie Andrews was over.


There are a variety of answers. Tastes had changed. Big-budget musicals were on their way out (and continued to fall out of favor as the decade proceeded--see "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Camelot," and "Paint Your Wagon" for further evidence). And the public had mysteriously cooled on Julie Andrews as well, although the reason behind that eludes those of us who still carry the torch for her.

Caught in the downward spiral, unfortunately, was "STAR!" the musical that was supposed to recapture the magic of "The Sound of Music" by allowing Andrews, Wise, and Chaplin the opportunity of working again. According to critics and box-office receipts, this reunion failed miserably.

But there has been a revisionist feel to "STAR!" over the past few years, as evidenced by the VHS and laser releases, and that's a good thing. This treasure certainly didn't deserved to remain buried forever.

Andrews gives a tour de force performance, tackling a barrel full of unforgettable songs from some of the world's greatest composers/lyricists. She's also given amply opportunity to show off her acting chops, as her Gertie is alternately dazzled and dazzling, enraged, funny, drunk, enamoured, witty, urbane, base, coy, and even sad, lonely, and depressed.

Last, Julie/Gertie is dolled up in some of the most exquisite costumes to ever grace a screen--the Donald Brooks outfits and Cartier jewels will knock your eye out.

That Andrews voice... that Andrews face... that Andrews talent... that Andrews dancing... All up on the screen with nobody to appreciate it in 1968. Luckily, it's now all within grasp.

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