The Americanization of Emily
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The 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 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… More
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"Another director (not Arthur Hiller) would have been more suitable in translating to the big screen Paddy Chayefky's witty WWII serio-comedy."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Classic anti-war comedy. Ahead of its time."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"I would have appreciated the film more if it was less talky and if it didn't completely ignore the obvious that fighting madman Hitler was necessary."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Though a bit overstuffed with long-winded speeches, Chayefsky's scabrously funny script brims with snappy, crackling dialogue."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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