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Darling Lili

Darling Lili

Julie Andrews
Director: Blake Edwards Cast: Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
, Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
, Jeremy Kemp
Jeremy Kemp
Blake Edwards


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Julie Andrews made a bid to change her squeaky clean image with this elaborately mounted World War I musical. Lili Smith (Andrews) is a popular British music hall singer who is regarded as a femme fatale and has been known to throw a bit of striptease into her act. However, Lili has a secret: she's actually a German spy, and the uncle she dotes upon is really Von Ruger (Jeremy Kemp), a fellow espionage agent and her contact for the Huns. In hopes of gaining valuable information, Lili begins using her feminine wiles on Maj. William Larrabee (Rock Hudson), a top American pilot. However, Lili soon discovers that she's falling in love with Larrabee and can't find the courage to betray him; Larrabee discovers Lili's secret, but he refuses to turn her in. Darling Lili was a notorious box-office disappointment, grossing a mere $5 million on a budget that rose to $25 million due to a variety of production mishaps. Director Blake Edwards (Andrews' husband) was stung by the poor reception, and he later trimmed the 136-minute film to 114 minutes, downplaying its comic elements in favor of a more serious tone.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2020
UPC: 0032429336705
Original Release: 1970
Rating: G
Source: Paramount
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 29,502

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Andrews Lili Smith
Rock Hudson Maj. William Larrabee
Jeremy Kemp Von Ruger
Lance Percival Lt. Carstairs, TC
Mike Witney Youngblood Carson
Jacques Marin Duvalle
Andre Maranne Lt. Liggett
Gloria Paul Crepe Suzette
Bernard Kay Bedford
Doreen Keogh Emma
Carl Duering Gen. Kessler
Vernon Dobtcheff Kraus
Ingo Mogendorf Baron von Richthofen, the Red Baron
Laurie Main French General
Louis Mercier French General
James Lanphier Actor
Niall MacGinnis von Hindenberg

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Reg Allen Set Decoration/Design
Jack Bear Costumes/Costume Designer
William Peter Blatty Screenwriter
Donald Brooks Costumes/Costume Designer
Willard Buell Makeup
Fernando Carrere Production Designer
Owen Crump Producer
Linwood G. Dunn Special Effects
VanDer Veer Photo Effects Special Effects
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Mickey McCardle Asst. Director
Johnny Mercer Score Composer
Hermes Pan Choreography
Bob Peterson Special Effects
Lynn Reynolds Makeup
Allan Snyder Makeup
Anthony Squire Cinematographer
Jack Stephens Set Decoration/Design
Guy Tabary Cinematographer
Ken Wales Producer
Rex Wimpy Special Effects
Peter Zinner Editor

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