Darling Lili (1970)


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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 … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: William Peter Blatty, Blake Edwards
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 25, 2005


as Lili Smith

as Maj. William Larrabe...

as Von Ruger

as Lt. Carstairs TC

as Youngblood Carson

as Maj. Duvalle

as Lt. George Youngbloo...

as Lt. Liggett

as Bedford

as Suzette

as Kessler

as French General

as French General

as Baron von Richthofen...

as von Hindenberg

as Chanteuse
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Critic Reviews for Darling Lili

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 11, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 11, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Starring Julie Andrews, this preposterously plotted WWI musical was a huge artistic and commercial flop.

Full Review… | August 10, 2012

It seems to be not that bad if you view it more as a love story than as a war story.

Full Review… | February 6, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

if you thought The Sound of Music was hokey, wait'll you get a load of this

Full Review… | October 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Darling Lili

Colorful musical that is deficient in the script department, exactly why Julie is a spy is never really apparent and it really hurts the film. That being said the production design is beautiful as are some of Julie's costumes, it all seems overproduced and underdirected though. Rock has been better elsewhere although that also is probably the fault of the script. Really a three star film the extra star is for Julie and her voice which is exquisite and put to use on some lovely songs.

jay nixon

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