The Americanization of Emily

A decidedly black comedy. Andrews is the British war widow who falls for Garner's cowardly marine, who is scheduled (For the Good of the Service) to be the first man to die in the course of the Normandy landings. In one fell swoop, writer Paddy Chayevsky celebrates American hedonism (as the prim Ms Andrews learns to have fun) and attacks the puritan conscience that turns fun into cynicism. The result is Hospital without the gore: witty despite Hiller's direction.

Release details

Duration: 115 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Arthur Hiller
Screenwriter: Paddy Chayefsky
Cast: James Garner
Julie Andrews
Melvyn Douglas
James Coburn
Joyce Grenfell
Keenan Wynn
Edward Binns
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