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Lord Love a Duck (2000)

Lord Love a Duck




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This mercilessly satirical, jet black comedy takes on a variety of subjects ranging from exploitation films to human foibles as brainiac Roddy McDowall reminisces about his obsessive devotion to beautiful Tuesday Weld, and how it led him to be incarcerated in a prison psychiatric ward. Though they were only friends, McDowall did everything he could to ensure her happiness. Thanks to him, she got into her favorite sorority, got a great job working for the high school principal (where McDowall showed her how to change her grades to straight "A"s. She falls in love with a wealthy college boy while attending a sex workshop at a drive in church. The college boy proposes to her after getting her a screentest in a Hollywood beach-party movie. He then proposes to Weld. Unfortuantely, his snooty mother disapproves, but McDowall fixes that by getting her hooked on alcohol. Shortly after Weld's marriage, her mother kills herself. Weld's husband becomes a marriage counselor and troubles come to a head when he stops his wife from becoming a movie star. She soon becomes bored and once again it's McDowall to the rescue as he tries to make her a merry widow. After many failed attempts, he finally succeeds by driving a bulldozer through a high school graduation ceremony.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: George Axelrod
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 2, 2003
United Artists

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Roddy McDowall
as Alan 'Mollymauk' Mus...
Tuesday Weld
as Barbara Ann Greene
Lola Albright
as Marie Greene
Martin West
as Bob Barnard
Ruth Gordon
as Stella Barnard
Harvey Korman
as Weldon Emmett
Sarah Marshall
as Miss Schwartz
Lynn Carey
as Sally Grace
Max Showalter
as Howard Greene
Donald Murphy
as Phil Neuhauser
Don Murphy
as Phil Neuhauser
Joseph Mell
as Dr. Lippman
Dan Frazer
as Used Car Salesman
Jo Collins
as Kitten
Laurie Mitchell
as Jack's Wife
David Draper
as Billy Gibbons
Donald Foster
as Mr. Beverly
Judith Loomis
as Mrs. Butch Neuhauser
Martin Gabel
as Harry Belmont
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Critic Reviews for Lord Love a Duck

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Kooky satire.

Full Review… | February 16, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bizarre, underrated black comedy deserving rediscovery

September 4, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)


Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Lord Love a Duck

Hokey smokes! Where did this tantalizing hidden gem of a dark comedy come from!?! I never even heard of it, but zowie, it's a keeper right up there with The Graduate and You're A Big Boy Now insofar as subversive, in-your-face, us-against-the-establishment-with-a-smirk, 60's style movies go. Think ... if Altman's M*A*S*H and Hitchcock's Psycho had a kid. Its sorta like that.
Loved it.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This is a fun movie, I loved Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon together in the movie they were hilarious. This comedy is really zany and very funny. I really liked it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

If you're one of those people who wanted to hug Ferris Bueller rather than throw him under the wheels of Mr. Frye's prize Ferrari, then you'll hold Roddy McDowell's smarmy, obnoxious character in "Lord Love a Duck" close to your heart. Hey, at least Matthew Broderick wasn't a 37-year-old trying to pass himself off as a high-school senior.

The above Flixster review is right to emphasize the cashmere-sweater scene, though...that is seriously twisted. But shame on the reviewer for daring to compare this film with the incomparable satire of "The Loved One."

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

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