The Americanization of Emily

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  • NR
U.S. Navy honchos in World War II London have a humdinger of a war on their hands. Now they need a hero to go with it. They want the first American fatality of D-Day to be a sailor, to glorify the navy's effort. Victor/Victoria's Julie Andrews and... read more
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U.S. Navy honchos in World War II London have a humdinger of a war on their hands. Now they need a hero to go with it. They want the first American fatality of D-Day to be a sailor, to glorify the navy's effort. Victor/Victoria's Julie Andrews and James Garner headline this earlier milestone comedy from screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (Network) and director Arthur Hiller (also teamed later on The Hospital). Garner plays Charlie Madison, an officer who cares nothing about glory. That attracts war widow Emily Barham (Andrews), who's had her fill of seeing men go to war and never return. But the pair's culture-clash romance is in peril when Charlie sees that the line to become the navy's defunct hero forms behind him. Your line for hilarious antiwar satire and life-affirming love forms here!

Original Release

10/27/1964

US Release

10/27/1964

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Cast

James Garner Lt. Commander Charles Edward Madison / Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison
Julie Andrews Emily Barham
Keenan Wynn Old Sailor
James Coburn Lt. Commander Paul 'Bus' Cummings / Lt. Cmdr. Paul 'Bus' Cummings
Melvyn Douglas Admiral William Jessup / Adm. William Jessup
Edward Binns Admiral Thomas Healy / Adm. Thomas Healy
Joyce Grenfell Mrs. Barham
Liz Fraser Sheila
William Windom Captain Harry Spaulding / Capt. Harry Spaulding
Steve Franken Young Sailor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Arthur Hiller

Writers

Paddy Chayefsky, William Bradford Huie

Cast

James Garner Lt. Commander Charles Edward Madison / Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison
Julie Andrews Emily Barham
Keenan Wynn Old Sailor
James Coburn Lt. Commander Paul 'Bus' Cummings / Lt. Cmdr. Paul 'Bus' Cummings
Melvyn Douglas Admiral William Jessup / Adm. William Jessup
Edward Binns Admiral Thomas Healy / Adm. Thomas Healy
Joyce Grenfell Mrs. Barham
Liz Fraser Sheila
William Windom Captain Harry Spaulding / Capt. Harry Spaulding
Steve Franken Young Sailor
Red West Soldier
Alan Sues Petty Officer Enright
Sharon Tate Beautiful Girl
John Crawford Chief Petty Officer Paul Adams
Judy Carne 2nd 'Nameless Broad'
Douglas Henderson Captain Marvin Ellender
Edmon Ryan Admiral Hoyle
Paul Newlan General William Hallerton
Gary Cockrell Lieutenant Victor Wade
Lou Byrne Nurse Captain

Producers

Editors

Tom McAdoo

1965OscarBest Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1965OscarBest Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Nominated
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