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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lynn Redgrave said of this movie in Sheridan Morley's biographical book "James Mason: Odd Man Out" (1989): "I couldn't have had a better start than with James. From the very first day on the set, he treated me as an equal, never patronizing, but always ready with advice and encouragement if you seemed to need it. They kept pulling the plug on the film because they said that James and I and (Sir) Alan Bates didn't add up to much at the box-office, but in the end, we got it made because of James' enthusiasm for the quirkiness of the story, and the chance it gave him to go back to his Yorkshire accent. He took very little money for it, and we all thought it was just going to be a low-budget release, so when it became such a huge success, it was all the more lovely for those of us who'd always had faith in it. James made me feel that if I tried I could do anything, even sing that song, and he told me always to close my eyes just before the camera started to roll. First because it would help to concentrate my mind on the scene, and second it would make my pupils look bigger and better. I've always remembered to do that." See more »

Goofs

The last shot of the movie is extended by reversing the film back and forward. 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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Cool and Bright One
(uncredited)
Music by Max Harris
Josef Weinberger Ltd
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winning performances
18 January 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Georgina Parkin (Lynn Redgrave) is a chubby frumpy well-educated outgoing talented young lady. Her parents are live-in servants to rich businessman James Leamington (James Mason) who starts to have romantic feelings for her who he had known as a child. He's in a loveless marriage and wants Georgy to sign a contract as his mistress. She lives with beautiful flirtatious Meredith (Charlotte Rampling) who's dismissive of Georgy. Meredith finds that she's pregnant and figures marrying her boyfriend Jos Jones (Alan Bates) as something different. He moves in with Meredith and Georgy. James' wife dies.

Lynn Redgrave is adorably engaging as the chubby girl of the two. She is hilarious and perfectly reasonable why everybody loves her. Also she's so wacky as a character. It's a slice of swinging 60s London and the changing of the times. The rest of the characters are pretty horrible people which does tend to make the tone uneven. The performances are great. It's not all a light frolic. However there is nothing funnier than when James shows Georgy the contract for the first time.


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