Darling Lili
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Cheeky filmmaker Blake Edwards made this witty musical spy story to showcase the talents of his wife-to-be Julie Andrews and to help her shed the squeaky clean image she created in the 1960s after appearing in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. Andrews plays a WW I-era German cabaret singer who doubles as a spy. The trouble begins when she falls in love with her latest assignment, a good-looking Allied fighter pilot. Highlights include aerial dogfights shot over Ireland using antique WW I planes. The film was critically panned and bombed at the box-office at the time of its release, causing… More

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"Starring Julie Andrews, this preposterously plotted WWI musical was a huge artistic and commercial flop."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It seems to be not that bad if you view it more as a love story than as a war story."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"if you thought The Sound of Music was hokey, wait'll you get a load of this"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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