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There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)

TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one. He meets his match in Marion, an American, 19, who's available but refuses... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert Danvers
... Marion
Tony Britton ... Andrew
Ruth Trouncer ... Gilly, his wife
... Paola, the au pair (as Francoise Pascal)
Nicky Henson ... Jimmy
Geraldine Sherman ... Caroline
Tom Marshall ... Bryan, his friend
... John, the porter
... His Wife
... Clare, the bride
... Lady Heather
... Julia Halforde-Smythe
Raf De La Torre ... M. Le Guestier
... Michel Le Guestier (as Constantin De Goguel)
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TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one. He meets his match in Marion, an American, 19, who's available but refuses any romantic illusions. At first, her candor and cynicism put him off, but after he witnesses her breaking up with her rocker boyfriend, he's attracted to her and invites her on an idyllic two-week trip to France. Slowly, she pokes holes in his artifice and he comes to care for her. When they return to London, with the press thinking they're married, they come to a cross-roads: 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 »

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Also Known As:

Caiu Uma Rapariga na Minha Sopa  »

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Trivia

Fourth of five of collaborations of star Peter Sellers and "The Boulting Brothers" - Roy Boulting and John Boulting. See more »

Goofs

In the bedroom scene when Goldie Hawn (Marion) throws a bucket of water over Nicky Henson (Jimmy) and Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe), Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe) from 43:08 to 44:31 shows her breasts and her butt. Essentially naked as she leaves the bedroom, however when she opens the door into the next bedroom and then walks through the doorway, she is suddenly wearing white panties. See more »

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Jimmy: Are you him?
Andrew: Well, I'm certainly not her.
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Assistant to the Assistant's Assistant: Adrian Hughes. See more »

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Featured in Indie Sex: Censored (2007) See more »

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The Lady's in Love
Music & Lyrics by Mike d'Abo (as Mike D'Abo)
Performed by Mike d'Abo
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Swinging English comedy... with flaws
15 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Dork that he was in real life, Peter Sellers plays the dork's idea of a English ladies man, a swinging bachelor just over 40 but using his money and notoriety as a TV food critic(!) to make time with beautiful girls. Against Goldi Hawn's 19-year-old, free-loving, introspective mod girl, he's just enough of a square to make him believable as well as pathetic.

After establishing his charm with a couple of lovelies, Sellers meets his match in Hawn, who turns out to like him for who he is (being American, she has no idea who he is). He rescues her from a juvenile relationship with a mod drummer, and they're off.

There are some great scenes between them as they work out their attraction with uncomfortable analysis. After some missteps over the attempted initial seduction and a wine-tasting trip to France, they settle into a charming relationship. But the news media misinterprets their getaway as a honeymoon, causing a bit of friction when they return to England, but it seems flat. The movie falls apart when Hawn's character makes an improbable decision (she seems to be kidding), but Sellers nearly saves it with a sympathetic performance.

The nonsensical ending and occasional out-of-place moments thruout make this one good but not great, provided you're interested in the late 60s-early 70s era.


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