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Darling (1965)

TV-MA | | Drama, Romance | 3 August 1965 (USA)
Beautiful but amoral model Diana Scott sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Director:

John Schlesinger

Writers:

Frederic Raphael (screenplay), Frederic Raphael (idea) | 2 more credits »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Christie ... Diana Scott
Laurence Harvey ... Miles Brand
Dirk Bogarde ... Robert Gold
José Luis de Vilallonga ... Prince Cesare della Romita (as Jose Luis De Villalonga)
Roland Curram ... Malcolm
Basil Henson Basil Henson ... Alec Prosser-Jones
Helen Lindsay ... Felicity Prosser-Jones
Carlo Palmucci ... Curzio della Romita
Dante Posani Dante Posani ... Gino
Umberto Raho ... Palucci
Marika Rivera Marika Rivera ... Woman
Alex Scott ... Sean Martin
Ernest Walder Ernest Walder ... Kurt
Brian Wilde ... Willett
Pauline Yates Pauline Yates ... Estelle Gold
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Storyline

Young, attractive and vivacious, model Diana Scott (Julie Christie) is firmly decided to become rich and famous as well. To succeed, she does not hesitate to take bold steps. After a while, she literally strikes gold: she meets Robert Gold (Sir Dirk Bogarde), a well-known television journalist, who not only introduces her into new social and professional circles, but also abandons his family to live with her. Diana seems to have happily combined success and love. However, in those roaring sixties, others are ready to offer her even more money, fame, and, seemingly, fun than Robert can. Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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A powerful and bold motion picture...made by adults...with adults...for adults! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

The second of three collaborations between Director John Schlesinger and Julie Christie. The first was Billy Liar (1963) and the third, Far from the Madding Crowd (1967). See more »

Goofs

When Diana mounts the motorbike the night after Prince Cesare's proposal, her purse is on her right hand, but from overlooking shot it's on her left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
"Ideal Woman" Interviewer: Well, I do want our readers to feel that it is really your story; so, I thought I'd perhaps ask you a few questions and if you'd just answer them in your own words.
Diana Scott: Yes, I see. Alright, ask away.
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by the the BBFC to remove shots of a man wearing a woman's corset and to heavily shorten a scene at a party in Paris where guests watch a couple making love on a hotel bed (the scene was edited to end the scene before the male partner appears). Video versions featured the same print though the cuts were later found and restored for the 2007 Optimum DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Factory Girl (2006) See more »

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Darling revisited
8 July 2007 | by axlgarlandSee all my reviews

To see this 60's landmark film is quite something. In many ways could be considered a period piece and at the same time it could have been conceived yesterday. Julie Christie's performance is the insurance "Darling" has to ensure its powerful sailing through the years into the forever ever. She is extraordinary! Schlesinger lets himself be guided by something other than his British restrain and fear of sentimentality here. He is tough and poetic telling us the story of Diana Scott (could had been Lady Diana Spencer to a T) with understanding and compassion but without trying to make her a sympathetic character. Julie Christie takes care of that in what, time will tell, in fact is already telling us, one of the best performances on film, ever.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Darling See more »

Filming Locations:

City of London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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