Americanization of Emily

Americanization of Emily

     
 

The lively but somehow slightly distasteful The Americanization of Emily stars James Garner as a WWII naval officer who happens to be a craven coward. While his comrades sail off to their deaths, Garner makes himself scarce, generally hiding out in the London flat of his lothario navy buddy James CoburnSee more details below

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The lively but somehow slightly distasteful The Americanization of Emily stars James Garner as a WWII naval officer who happens to be a craven coward. While his comrades sail off to their deaths, Garner makes himself scarce, generally hiding out in the London flat of his lothario navy buddy James Coburn. Garner falls in love with virtuous war widow Julie Andrews (the "Emily" of the title), but she can't abide his yellow streak. Meanwhile, crack-brained admiral Melvyn Douglas decides that he needs a hero -- the first man to die on Omaha Beach during the D-Day Invasion. Coburn is at first elected for this sacrifice, but it is the quivering Garner who ends up hitting the beach. He survives to become a hero in spite of himself, winning Andrews in the process. Paddy Chayefsky's script, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie, attempts to extract humor out of the horrors of war by using broad, vulgar comedy instead of the light satirical touch that would seem to be called for. Americanization of Emily was Julie Andrews' second film; it should have led to a steady stream of adult-oriented roles, but the box-office clout of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music consigned her to "wholesome family entertainment."

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2005
UPC:
0012569599925
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:55:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by film historian Drew Casper; Featurette Action on the Beach; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français & Español; Languages: English & Français

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits and Foreword [4:42]
2. Shopping List [4:11]
3. Something of a Prig [6:19]
4. Lay Off, Mrs. Miniver [2:55]
5. Competitiveness [3:19]
6. Jessup's Headache [4:13]
7. First Dead Man [4:27]
8. Cockamamie Assignment [2:36]
9. Emily's Men [2:33]
10. His New Religion [3:12]
11. Brave and Pointless [3:41]
12. Make My Movie [5:20]
13. Stay Out of Sight [3:43]
14. Love, Not Principle [5:06]
15. New Orders [3:37]
16. Unknown Sailor [5:46]
17. Annapolis Mood [5:07]
18. Working an Angle [2:46]
19. Morally Right Thing [5:48]
20. How Could You Do This? [3:05]
21. Not That Stoned [4:36]
22. Bound for France [3:17]
23. D-Day [3:18]
24. Hitting the Beach [2:13]
25. No Pride in Death [4:25]
26. May God Forgive Me [2:05]
27. Brass-Band Hero [5:30]
28. The Right Thing [5:39]
29. Cast List [:53]

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