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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 19-year-old American Marion, who is available but ... 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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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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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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M'mm M'mm Good! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Britt Ekland and Brigitte Bardot were possibles for Marion. 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

Robert Danvers: Why must you go back to that - psychedelic zombie?
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Crazy Credits

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

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

Soundtracks

Arabella Cinderella
Music by Mike d'Abo
Lyrics by Mike d'Abo & Nicky Chinn
Performed by Mike d'Abo
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Swallows Itself.
1 January 2006 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

A womanizing British television star (Peter Sellers) falls in lust quickly with a silly American groupie (Goldie Hawn) in this fluffy stinker. Sellers and Hawn make for a genuinely irresistible pair, but we have dumb situations on top of dumb situations that wear out their welcomes real quick. Sellers, who obviously cannot control his primal urges, allows himself to fall under Hawn's spell and naturally he never does seem to recover. Really nothing new here as Hawn takes off on a similar act that she had developed in "Cactus Flower" a year earlier (a role which won her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1969) and Sellers continues his hilarious (but sometimes tiring) "Pink Panther" routines. Adequate way to kill some time, but critically mediocre at best. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,204,399
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (as Eastmancolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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