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Writer:
William Fairchild (written by)
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Release Date:
22 October 1968 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The Love Affair of the Century - Between a Woman, and the World! See more »
Plot:
Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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Today’s Special: For Mother’s Day, Our Moms’ Favorite Movies. Yours?
 (From Disc Dish. 5 May 2011, 11:43 AM, PDT)

Director Robert Wise Dies at 91
 (From IMDb News. 15 September 2005)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Andrews ... Gertrude Lawrence

Richard Crenna ... Richard Aldrich, Producer
Michael Craig ... Sir Anthony Spencer
Daniel Massey ... Noel Coward

Robert Reed ... Charles Fraser
Bruce Forsyth ... Arthur Lawrence
Beryl Reid ... Rose
John Collin ... Jack Roper

Alan Oppenheimer ... Andre Charlot, Producer
Richard Karlan ... David Holtzmann, Gertrude's Attorney
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ian Abercrombie ... Cockney Singer in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)

Jenny Agutter ... Pamela Roper (uncredited)
Richard Angarola ... Cesare (uncredited)

Conrad Bain ... Second Salesman at Cartier's (uncredited)
John Barrett ... Bearded Hyde Park Speaker (uncredited)
Ballard Berkeley ... (uncredited)
Eric Brotherson ... George - Policeman in Sidecar (uncredited)
Ron Charles ... Boatman (uncredited)
Cathleen Cordell ... Fashion Show Vendeuse (uncredited)
Don Crichton ... Gertrude's 'Limehouse Blues' Dance Partner (uncredited)

Linda Dano ... Charles' Wife (uncredited)
Roger Delgado ... French Diplomat (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Audience Patron (uncredited)

Bernard Fox ... Assistant to Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
Jan Gernat ... Ron James, Stage Manager (uncredited)
Ray Girardin ... Young Reporter at "Tonight at 8.30" (uncredited)
Shelah Hackett ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ann Hubbell ... Beryl, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Robin Hughes ... Third Hyde Park Speaker (uncredited)
Pamela Kosh ... Woman on the Bus Going to Maidenhead (uncredited)
Jeanette Landis ... Eph, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)

Anna Lee ... Hostess (uncredited)

Tony Lo Bianco ... New York Reporter (uncredited)
Damian London ... Jerry Paul (uncredited)
Lester Mack ... (uncredited)
Murray Matheson ... Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
Clive Morton ... Army Officer Outside Window (uncredited)
Ellen Plasschaert ... Moo, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Dinah Anne Rogers ... Molly, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Sandland ... Mavis, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)

Roy Scheider ... (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ... Hostess' Friend (uncredited)
Elizabeth St. Clair ... Jeannie Banks (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... First Salesman at Cartier's (uncredited)
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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
 
Stunts
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
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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Runtime:
176 min | UK:218 min | USA:120 min (edited version)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ballard Berkeley is credited by several sources as having been in the movie, but does not actually appear.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the number "Burlington Bertie" the banana skin thrown onstage by Gertie disappears.See more »
Quotes:
Noel Coward:Close personal relationships are bloody difficult, my darling but they do get easier with time. Loneliness gets harder.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Someone To Watch Over MeSee more »

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36 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Not very Wise, 6 February 2005
Author: marcosaguado from Los Angeles, USA

If somebody wins a fortune at a Casino, will you finance the winner to have another go? Absurd, right? That's what I'm afraid happened here. Robert Wise and Julie Andrews were coming out of the most sensational success with "The Sound of Music". The kind of success that tends to be unrepeatable. What were they thinking then? The experts, I mean. The green light guys. Gertrude Lawrence was not Maria Von Trapp. But Julie Andrews was, is and always will be Julie Andrews. For an actor that must be a blessing even if most actors treat it like a curse. We can accept Julie in everything as long as you don't expect us to forget that she's Julie. She can poke fun at herself and show her boobs in "S.O.B" or pretend to be a man pretending to be a woman in "Victor Victoria" She can also play a quadriplegic in bed with Liam Neeson in "Duet for One" because the writing and the treatment of the character is, one way or another, tailor made. She managed to be Julie Andrews without betraying what the public, her public expects of her. A blessing or a curse? It doesn't matter, the actress herself can decide whether is one thing or the other. Julie Andrews has remained a name to be reckon with. Right up to Shrek. Star! gives her some fantastic moments, musical moments. Surrounded by great production values and wonderful costumes plus a delightful Daniel Massey as Noel Coward. But the shape of the film is a mess. We can't truly connect with her and we get lost in the masses and masses of information. From biopic to comedy, to drama to musical the film never finds the right tone. Disjointed, confused and confusing. I'm sure the film will find a new breath of life after we stop breathing. There is something in it that it's valuable and great but, at the moment, remains buried under the puzzling heaviness of its intentions.

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