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Darling Lili
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Director:
Writers:
Blake Edwards (written by) and
William Peter Blatty (written by)
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Release Date:
24 June 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She gave away secrets to one side and her heart to the other. See more »
Plot:
Set during WWI, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A FAIRLY GOOD FILM IN THE DIRECTOR'S CUT See more (53 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Andrews ... Lili Smith

Rock Hudson ... Major William Larrabee

Jeremy Kemp ... Colonel Kurt Von Ruger
Lance Percival ... T.C. Carstairs
Michael Witney ... Lt. Youngblood Carson
Gloria Paul ... Crepe Suzette
Jacques Marin ... Major Duvalle
André Maranne ... Lt. Liggett

Bernard Kay ... Bedford
Doreen Keogh ... Emma
Carl Duering ... General Kessler

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Otto Kraus
Laurie Main ... French General
Louis Mercier ... French General
Arthur Gould-Porter ... Sergeant Wells
Ingo Mogendorf ... Baron Manfred von Richtofen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Armstrong ... Squadron Pilot (uncredited)
Yves Barsacq ... French General (uncredited)
Roland Blondy ... Pilot (uncredited)
Nick Bolin ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Olivier Briac ... Pilot (uncredited)
Patrick Bricard ... Pilot (uncredited)
Heinz Brinkmann ... U-Boat Sailor (uncredited)
Albert Carrier ... Night Club M.C. (uncredited)
Jerry Catron ... Member of Stock Company (uncredited)
Craig Chudy ... Squadron Pilot (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno ... Waiter (uncredited)
Marcel d'Orval ... General (uncredited)
George Dega ... French General (uncredited)

Jean Del Val ... Maitre D' (uncredited)
Daniel Dhubert ... English Soldier (uncredited)
Alain Doutey ... English Soldier (uncredited)
Walter Friedel ... Submarine Commander (uncredited)
Axel Ganz ... German Officer (uncredited)
Michel Garland ... Pilot (uncredited)
Peter Hellman ... U-Boat Sailor (uncredited)
Danny Klega ... Submarine Executive Officer (uncredited)
Bernard La Jarrige ... French Pilot Singing 'La Marseillaise' (uncredited)
James Lanphier ... Hungarian Maitre D' with Larrabee (uncredited)
Jeff Lawrence ... Squadron Pilot (uncredited)

Niall MacGinnis ... Von Hindenburg (uncredited)
Karine Marceau ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Jerry Martin ... Maitre D' (uncredited)
Richard Monahan ... Dancer (uncredited)
Mimi Monti ... Chanteuse (uncredited)
D.W. Owen ... Member of Stock Company (uncredited)
George Paul ... Juggler (uncredited)
Tony Rödel ... German Officer (uncredited)
Franz Sauer ... German Officer (uncredited)
Ray Saunders ... Juggler (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... French Stage Manager (uncredited)
Dan Siretta ... Dancer (uncredited)
Aram Stephan ... Gatekeeper (uncredited)
Bruce Stowell ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... Member of Stock Company (uncredited)
Herb Tanney ... Gypsy Violinist (uncredited)
Jim Taylor ... Dancer (uncredited)
Yvan Varco ... Pilot (uncredited)
Max Vialle ... English Soldier (uncredited)
Ken Wales ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder ... Member of Stock Company (uncredited)
Sherri Zak ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Jean-Pierre Zola ... German Officer (uncredited)
Jacqueline Zouary ... Gouvernante (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Blake Edwards (written by) and
William Peter Blatty (written by)

Produced by
Owen Crump .... executive producer
Blake Edwards .... producer
Ken Wales .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Zinner 
 
Production Design by
Fernando Carrere 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Reg Allen 
Jack Stevens 
 
Costume Design by
Jack Bear 
 
Makeup Department
Willard Buell .... makeup artist
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (as Lynn Reynolds)
Lorraine Roberson .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist (as Allen Snyder)
 
Production Management
John R. Coonan .... production manager (as John Coonan)
Fred Lemoine .... unit production manager
Jack McEdward .... unit production manager
Curtis Mick .... unit production manager
Howard Roessel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dick Crockett .... second unit director
Mickey McCardle .... assistant director
Anthony Squire .... director: aerial sequences
Ariel Levy .... assistant director (uncredited)
Gene Marum .... second assistant director (uncredited)
William R. Poole .... assistant director (uncredited)
John Slazenger .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Bernard Stora .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... production sound recordist (as John Carter)
Fred Hynes .... supervising stereophonic re-recordist
 
Special Effects by
Gerry Johnston .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Linwood G. Dunn .... special photographic effects
Rex Wimpy .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Ken Byrne .... stunt pilot (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Stanley .... first assistant camera
Guy Tabary .... photographer: aerial sequences
Harold E. Wellman .... photographer: second unit
Arthur Lemming .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donald Brooks .... costume designer: Miss Andrews
Marvin Hime .... jeweller: Miss Andrews
Bill Hargate .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ken Rudolph .... apprentice editor
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alan Copeland .... choral supervisor
Harper MacKay .... vocal coach
Henry Mancini .... composer: songs
Johnny Mercer .... lyricist
Hermes Pan .... stager: musical numbers
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Arthur Dunne .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Hermes Pan .... choreographer and staging
Kitty Malone .... dance (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
USA:107 min (director's cut) | 143 min (with overture and exit music) | USA:136 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Paramount pulled the production out of Ireland when studio head Charlie Bludhorn flew over to check on the shoot, and arrived on the set to find the entire cast and crew having a picnic in the not-so -common Irish sunshine.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In several interior scenes, Rock Hudson's hair style and sideburns are drastically shorter than in the rest of the film. This seems to give credence to the rumors of studio interference and the necessity of re-shoots.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. George 'Youngblood' Carson:My grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian.
Lili Smith:How exciting.
Lt. George 'Youngblood' Carson:It was for my granddaddy.
See more »
Soundtrack:
Whistling Away the DarkSee more »

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27 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A FAIRLY GOOD FILM IN THE DIRECTOR'S CUT, 16 May 2001
Author: Bill Treadway (treads22@hotmail.com) from Queens, New York

Blake Edwards' "Darling Lili" is not a great film, but it is better than most people give it credit for. One of the most maligned productions in history (the aerial sequences took 2 years to film, the budget swelled to 3 times the original budget, various cuts of the film only add to the muddle), my final analysis is this: an underrated film whose reputation should soar once it's more widely seen.

This film exists in three versions: the original roadshow version (190 minutes)which Edwards disowned, the general release version (136 minutes)and Edwards' personal director's cut (113 minutes).

Tones shift between versions. The roadshow version had more talky sequences and was a numbing bore. The general release version deleted these sequences and was an improvement, but was still missing something. Edwards' cut was a great improvement. It is more serious in tone than the previous cuts, but the story concucted by Edwards and William Peter Blatty benefits from that approach. Julie Andrews is simply great as Lili, the singer/spy and her singing is at an all time high. Rock Hudson is excellent as her American pilot lover. Only after his inclination was exposed, did people take him seriously as an actor. But he was great all along. The songs by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer are strong as is the cinematography (by Russell Harlan, in Panavision)

Sadly, "Darling Lili" is not available on tape or DVD. But luckily for us, AMC shows this very often.

Roadshow version: 1/2* General Release: ** 1/2 Director's Cut: ***1/2

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