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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 »

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Robert Danvers
Goldie Hawn ... Marion
Tony Britton 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 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 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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The smash hit comedy that had Broadway coming back for seconds...is now the soup-er screen entertainment of the year! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caiu Uma Rapariga na Minha Sopa See more »

Company Credits

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (as Eastmancolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Nat Cohen and the Columbia Pictures studio acquired the film rights to the source play by Terence Frisby in 1967 around three years before the picture was made and released. 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 »

Quotes

Jimmy: Are you him?
Andrew: Well, I'm certainly not her.
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Crazy Credits

Champagne (of course) by Bollinger. 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 Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe) 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 Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe), Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe) from 43:08 to 44:31 shows her breasts and her bare bum.
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Connections

Referenced in Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Miss Me in the Morning
Music - Mike d'Abo (as Mike D'Abo)
Lyrics - Mike d'Abo (as Mike D'Abo) & Nicky Chinn (as Nicky Chinn)
Performed by Mike d'Abo
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A gem of a first hour, a mistaken shambles of a last half-hour.
8 July 2004 | by Ben_CheshireSee all my reviews

"My GOD but you're lovely."

This is surely one of Sellers' most memorable characters. This guy HAS to have been a major influence on Austin Powers: he's an aging playboy, with hairy back and bad teeth, who never imagines that he's anything but irresistible to women. Goldie Hawn is the woman who won't give him what he wants when he wants it.

The first hour is pure gold, some of the greatest comedy i've ever seen. Then it strangely begins to meander. Really badly. With the extended wine tasting journey, involving many pointless shots of Frenchmen drinking wine at what seems like a real wine tasting ceremony, and later on the pointless shots of scenery, very out of place in this story. I was thinking what terrific characters they were, and what a terrific comedy set-up we had here - but at the point where it starts to wonder, you realise that they'd only thought up these funny characters - but hadn't got as far as what to do with them. Thus, they also had no idea what the resolution, if any, should be.

They seem to have figured that everything would work itself out once they started shooting - well, it didn't. The last half-hour is an absolute mess. I would have enjoyed it much more as a 60 minute movie, thankyou very much.

As it is, we have a clumsy "resolution" scene that needed about seven re-writes, and a rather meandering, almost unnecessary last half-hour, peppered with a few good scenes (Sellers carrying Hawn over his shoulder in the lift), which unfortunately spoils what might have been one of the funniest movies i've ever seen.

6/10. The first hour is an absolute gem - i'd still recommend you see it for that.


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