THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY (Rated: APPROVED, 115 mins, MGM, Released: October 27, 1964)
Director: Arthur Hiller, Writer: Paddy Chayefsky (Screenplay), Producer: Martin Ransohoff, Cinematographer: Philip Lathrop, Composer: Johnny Mandel, Casting: Irene Howard, Editor: Tom McAdoo
CAST: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn, Joyce Grenfell, Ed Binns, Keenan Wynn, William Windom
The New York Times called it “lively but slightly distasteful” in its Oct. 28, 1964 review of the film. The Times’s Bosley Crowther: “If you can stand watching Julie Andrews playing a role in which she doesn’t sing, but in which she does make some beautiful music with a delightfully unheroic man, then nothing should deter you from going as swiftly as you can to see ‘The Americanization of Emily,’ which opened last night at Loew’s State.”
*Every Monday I watch a classic movie that falls into one of these categories: 1) Have never seen it, or 2) Have never seen it uncut, or 3) Have only seen it once, or 4) Haven’t seen it in a very long time.