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There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)

In their sexual game, an egotistical and womanizing television host meets his match, Marion, who seeks to remain one step ahead of him.

Director:

Roy Boulting

Writers:

Terence Frisby (screenplay), Terence Frisby (based on his stage play of the same name) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Robert Danvers
Goldie Hawn ... Marion
Tony Britton ... Andrew
Ruth Trouncer Ruth Trouncer ... Gilly, his wife
Françoise Pascal ... Paola, the au pair (as Francoise Pascal)
Nicky Henson ... Jimmy
Geraldine Sherman Geraldine Sherman ... Caroline
Tom Marshall ... Bryan, his friend
John Comer ... John, the porter
Diana Dors ... His Wife
Nicola Pagett ... Clare, the bride
Judy Campbell ... Lady Heather
Gabrielle Drake ... Julia Halforde-Smythe
Raf De La Torre Raf De La Torre ... M. Le Guestier
Constantine Gregory ... Michel Le Guestier (as Constantin De Goguel)
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Storyline

TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one. He meets his match in 19-year-old American Marion, who is available but refuses any romantic illusions. Her candor and cynicism put him off at first, but after he sees her breaking up with her rocker boyfriend, he's attracted to her and invites her on an idyllic fortnight in France. She slowly pokes holes in his artifice and he comes to care for her. When they return to Londonwith the press thinking they're married, they come to a crossroads: go back to their old lives, marry each other, or invent a new, open relationship. Is Robert up to it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A saucy delectable romantic comedy for the amorous gourmet. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The bride arrives in a 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine by Mulliner Park Ward. This car can also be seen in Bloodline (1979) and Georgy Girl (1966), among other films and television productions. Only 832 Phantom Vs were made from 1959 to 1968. In excellent condition these cars can be worth $100,000, or significantly more in 2020. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, after Andrew leaves and Robert is sitting on the couch alone, the key light on his face quickly fades out - a technique seen in stage plays, but rarely in a feature film. See more »

Quotes

Andrew: You treat your sex life like a continuous wine tasting. Roll 'em 'round and spit 'em out.
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Assistant to the Assistant's Assistant: Adrian Hughes. See more »

Alternate Versions

THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP (1970) when shown in Australian cinemas on its first theatrical release from 24th June 1971, at the request of the Australian Film Censorship Board, the movie had all nudity eliminated. To obtain the classification rating of (SOA) SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS - the Australian Film Censorship Board ordered the elimination of "all shots of female nudity of Goldie Hawn (Marion) 37:19 to 37:55 and Geraldine Sherman (Caroline) 43:08 to 44:31" i.e. Australia Film Censorship Board insisted that the brief female nudity is never seen by Australians.
  • - - Of course all the legislative rules about not showing female nudity were applied when THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP (1970) was rated by the Australian Film Censorship Board as (SOA) SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS - CHILDREN UNDER 16 NOT ADMITTED, however since 15th November 1971 the movie became classified as 'M' for Mature Audiences.
  • - - To comply with legislation, the following two lines of dialogue from 25:15 to 25:24 were also eliminated:- Peter Sellers: "What was it? Drink or drugs?" Goldie Hawn: "Who cares."
  • - - The bedroom the morning after, Goldie Hawn (Marion) gets out of bed naked 37:19 to 37:55 with brief views of her bare bum, and walks to obtain a dressing gown, which she puts on.
  • - - Later when Goldie Hawn (Marion) walks into the bedroom and throws a bucket of water over Nicky Henson (Jimmy) and Geraldine Sherman (Caroline), Geraldine Sherman (Caroline) from 43:08 to 44:31 shows her breasts and her bare bum.
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Connections

References I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady's in Love
Music & Lyrics by Mike d'Abo
Performed by Mike d'Abo
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*** out of **** (barely)
14 July 2004 | by johnnybravo19852000See all my reviews

Being a HUGE fan of the late great (etc. etc.) Peter Sellers I was really looking forward to There's A Girl In My Soup.

Well............the premise started off strong with Seller as the ladies man who knows what women want to hear and what they need to hear and virtually every female (young and old) simply can't say no to. Considering the age of the movie (34 years and counting and the gratuitous nudity may surprise you) it brought back the free spirit of the 60s'. No condoms, aids, and marijuana was probably considered part of the recommended daily allowance.

While on the way to a party Danver meets a young lady (Goldie Hawn) who has just caught her good for nothing boyfriend in lip lock with another female. Since Ted Bundy was only a boy in 1970 she accepts the invitation to Danver's apartment and the most brilliant dialogue between the two is enjoyed for the next 20 minutes.

Thats when Danver begins to realize that women are not sex objects, but breathing living human beings with emotions. Hawn does spend the night but Sellers chooses to sleep on the couch.

Eventually a healthy relationship happens but despite the two good actors (well, one being the best of the best-Peter Sellers) the chemistry between Danver and Marion is weak. (Hawn had the same problem with Mel Gibson in Bird On A Wire). Goldie has a look on her face like she is kissing her dad and Peter isn't able to hide his boredom either.

When they return from a fabulous vacation in France, Danver finds out to his horror that the tabloids have printed that he and Marion were secretly married and chaos begins.

Thats when screen writer Terence Frisby makes chaos. The terrific conversation that was enjoyed when Hawn and Sellers first met is now followed by two people that are no longer individuals we care about. Hawn in particular now dives into the stereo type dumb blonde (and in an especially unfunny scene when she embarrasses Peter at a wine tasting test but Sellers sharp wit saves the day with a hilarious liner in the elevator on the way back to his apartment) and eventually you just want her to go away. And the ending? I still had both eyebrows raised after the ending credits started to roll.

Recognizing my review as a prejudice approach, I recommend this movie to myself and only true Peter Seller fans. But even they should be warned: this not a Seller's movie in top form.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1970 (USA) See more »

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$2,204,399
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (as Eastmancolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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