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Georgy Girl (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 October 1966 (USA)
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A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.

Director:

Silvio Narizzano

Writers:

Margaret Forster (novel), Margaret Forster (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Mason ... James Leamington
Alan Bates ... Jos Jones
Lynn Redgrave ... Georgy
Charlotte Rampling ... Meredith
Bill Owen ... Ted
Clare Kelly Clare Kelly ... Doris
Rachel Kempson ... Ellen Leamington
Denise Coffey Denise Coffey ... Peg
Dorothy Alison ... Health Visitor
Peggy Thorpe-Bates Peggy Thorpe-Bates ... Hospital Sister
Dandy Nichols ... Hospital Nurse
Terence Soall Terence Soall ... Salesman
Jolyon Booth Jolyon Booth ... Registry Office Clerk (as Jolyan Booth)
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Storyline

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate. Written by Rick Ferncase <ferncase@chapman.edu>

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Taglines:

The wildest thing to hit the world since the mini-skirt! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

17 October 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Georgy la retozona See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Ted (Bill Owen), the father of Georgy (Lynn Redgrave), tells her she looks like a tramp, he means it in a British sense i.e. a hobo. See more »

Goofs

In the "Mistress Contract" scene, James tries to kiss Georgy and knocks her glasses down on her face - far enough so that her mouth is seen through the lenses. From the reverse angle, they are properly on her face, and he has to pull them off to kiss her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Georgy: [to children's dance class] One and two and one and two! One and two and one and two. Everybody go round! Very good! Faster! One and two. One and two and one and two! One and two and one and two. Very good. All right, everybody round me, come on! Quick, quick! One more quickie to finish. You're things in space! Right. Spin into space! Blblbl. And one two three, one the floor, quick!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Half-Decent Proposal (2002) See more »

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Hearts and Flowers
(uncredited)
Written by Theodore Moses Tobani
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One of my personal cult movies
22 April 2002 | by llipsSee all my reviews

Reviews seem to miss the real theme of this film, which is about the voyage of self-discovery of a person who feels out of sync with her world and tries to define, or redefine, her own true self. This theme has a strange attraction for me -- I identify with Georgy's search, I think, because of my own feelings of misalignment with the world or alienation. Unfortunately, as a male, it seems that the principal characters in films addressing this theme with sensitivity are invariably women. Perhaps in our society men are expected not to have such uncertainties about themselves or to suppress them, so no films are made. Two other films I enjoyed because of their similar themes are "Muriel's Wedding" and "Thelma and Louise". If you like, you can tell me I'm reading far more into this film than was ever intended, reminiscent of Mark Twain's famous warning. But you won't convince me! Alan


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