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Lord Love a Duck (1966)

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A bright satirical comedy about an innocent high school girl granted her wishes by a student prodigy. A broad satire of teenage culture in the sixties, its targets ranging from progressive education to beach movies.

Director:

George Axelrod

Writers:

Al Hine (novel), Larry H. Johnson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy McDowall ... Alan Musgrave
Tuesday Weld ... Barbara Ann Greene
Lola Albright ... Marie Greene
Martin West ... Bob Barnard
Ruth Gordon ... Mrs. Barnard
Harvey Korman ... Weldon Emmett
Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall ... Miss Schwartz
Lynn Carey Lynn Carey ... Sally Grace
Donald Murphy Donald Murphy ... Phil Neuhauser
Max Showalter ... Howard Greene
Joseph Mell Joseph Mell ... Dr. Milton Lippman (as Joe Mell)
Dan Frazer ... Honest Joe
Martine Bartlett ... Inez
Jo Collins Jo Collins ... Kitten
Judith Loomis Judith Loomis ... Butch Neuhauser
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Storyline

High-school senior Barbara Ann Greene has a lot to overcome to reach her dreams to be popular, get a job, find a husband, and maybe even be a movie star: she's poor, her parents are divorced, and her mother is a cocktail waitress. Right beside her, though, is her best friend and Svengali, Alan. He helps her get 12 cashmere sweaters, a job in the principal's office, spring break at Balboa, and more. Along the way, the satire bites teen mores, beach-blanket bikini movies, adults in charge, the country-club set, Christian-youth programs, older men's fantasies, and teen girls' innocence. How popular will Barbara Ann become, and what lengths will Alan go to get her there? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

1965 Was the Year of the Pussycat...1966 Is the Year of the Duck! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1966 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

George Axelrod's Lord Love a Duck See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Ann's sweaters as mentioned in chronological order: Grape Yum Yum, Banana Beige, Lemon Meringue, Pink Put On, Papaya Surprise, Periwinkle Pussycat, Turquoise Trouble, Midnight A-Go-Go, and Peach Putdown. See more »

Goofs

When Barbara Ann inscribes her name in cement near beginning of film, she writes the second R in first name twice due to inconsistency in long shot and closeup. See more »

Quotes

Marie Greene: This is not a good day for me. As a matter of fact, the good days get fewer and fewer.
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Crazy Credits

During closing credits, we hear a duck quacking. See more »

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Featured in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Lord Love a Duck
Music by Neal Hefti
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Sung by The Wild Ones
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A TRULY brilliant satire on American culture.
17 April 1999 | by coop-16See all my reviews

The early nineteen sixties were the great age of black comic satire in American cinema. Everyone remembers Doctor Strangelove and The Nutty Professor and Lolita and One Two Three and The Loved One.In a sense, this neglected masterpiece was the culmination. Even though Axelrod wasn't a genius like Kubrick or Wilder, this film hits its target just as unerringly. Think of it as a darker, much more savage Rushmore, in which almost all the false Gods of our civilization - phony preachers, psychoanalysis, public "education",consumerism, youth 'culture',- are weighed in the scales and found wanting. Roddy Mcdowall and Tuesday Weld give two of the great comic perfomances. Indeed, Mcdowall is inspirational to any would-be anarchist. Should be seen - and discussed - more often. Scorsese once listed this film among his "guilty pleasures": He has nothing to be guilty about-this is wonderful


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