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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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Georgy Girl is BIG! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »

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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

The movie was "a censorship milestone" according to Halliwell's. 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 Fisher King (1991) See more »

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Knock It Off
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Music by Johnny Douglas
Josef Weinberger Ltd
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Undiscovered witty girl kisses toad; later finally finds prince
24 May 2004 | by knutsenfamSee all my reviews

So fun! And a few other little gems in this mod 60's film!

Other reviews here will give you a plot overview. Basically Georgy is the fun, vivacious but unpopular girl who eventually gets some of her dreams, tho with a price.

I wouldn't have been allowed to see Georgy Girl when it came out. I was too young & the (by today's standards modest) 1960's bedroom scenes meant Mom would say "NO!" It's not a suitable family film.

But now---I'd love to watch it with my teenage daughter & comment on how Georgy --hardly noticed by her parents---chased by her parents' employer---and loved by a ne'er do well "Peter Pan" finally comes out rather well!

Georgy Girl is that odd little chick flick film where many of us women (girls) can identify with the fun, attractive, but slightly awkward lead, played marvelously by Lynn Redgrave. Some may root for Alan Bates' JOS character, but middle-aged me knows a "toad" --however handsome---when I see one.

And James Mason's "rich James Leamington" is a prince with some moral "warts" to work out... but I cheer for him, because he is (however he might disguise it) essentially a chivalrous man, a shy man who absolutely adores Georgina and, as she says to him "you said you would do anything for me" totally devoted to her...

Watch scenes where Mr. Leamington and Georgy's father discuss her. Watch Mason's facial expressions closely to see why he was Oscar nominated-- (the director was rather stingy with closeups in key moments).

Georgy's parents don't particularly like her---and see only the duckling and not the emerging swan.

Note that Georgy gradually assumes control of James, as she first shows fear when she sees Leamington, but later it's "Poor James". A foreshadowing of their future?

And I love it in the scene when Georgy (and James in top hat & fancy apparel) haul the baby carriage he was asked to buy for Georgy's adopted baby Sarah up the many stairs to her apartment.

She gets back at James by some cheeky comments in front of two proper elderly ladies. (Watch her interactions with both suitors... she can demonstrate wit and charm...)

Tho the Georgy Girl film theme song by the Seekers sneers at Georgy "...a little bit", I suspect this film was big because it struck a chord with so many girls & women. Sort of like the Janice Ian song "At Seventeen" in the 1970's.

Finally on DVD, but no "extras". But check Lynn Redgrave's site for more "Georgy" photos & info!


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