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Lord Love a Duck (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 July 1966 (West Germany)
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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 ... Miss Schwartz
Lynn Carey ... Sally Grace
Donald Murphy Donald Murphy ... Phil Neuhauser
Max Showalter ... Howard Greene
Joseph Mell ... Dr. Milton Lippman (as Joe Mell)
Dan Frazer ... Honest Joe
Martine Bartlett ... Inez
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. 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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Trivia

Roddy McDowall - born September 17, 1928 - was 36 years old, playing a high school senior, when this movie was filmed in 1965 for its February 21, 1966 release. Roddy played opposite a 22 year old Tuesday Weld, but was the same age as Harvey Korman (as the school principal) and only 3 years younger then Lola Albright (Weld's mother). 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

Dr. Milton Lippman: Did he leave a note?
Stella Bernard: Wouldn't matter. My son is a product of the California school system: couldn't write a simple English sentence if his life depended on it.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Late Late Show (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Lord Love a Duck
Music by Neal Hefti
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Sung by The Wild Ones
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This Movie Haunts Me
13 August 2000 | by whiterat1See all my reviews

I first watched this movie about one year ago without knowing anything about it other than what is written on the back of the video box. Since that first viewing this movie has...well...haunted me. I can't get the theme song out of my head for one thing. The movie itself is a bizarre story about Southern California teens in the Sixties, but read the other reviews to learn about that. I agree with all of them. It is a great movie for all those reasons but there also seems to be something else. Almost a Felliniesque other-worldliness about it. I haven't been quite able to put my finger on it. Maybe that is why this movie has burned itself into my brain. There is some kind of, for lack of a better word, magical element to it. It is interesting to me how the other reviewers see this as a very important movie in their lives as well. It is a great film discovery on all levels. One of those overlooked gems that it is so important to hang onto.


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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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