The Americanization of Emily (1964)
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as Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison
as Emily Barham
as Lt. Cmdr. Paul "Bus" Cummings
as Adm. William Jessup
as Mrs. Barham
as Adm. Thomas Healy
as Old Sailor
as Capt. Harry Spaulding
as CPO Paul Adams
as Capt. Marvin Ellender
as Adm. Hoyle
as Young Sailor
as Lt. Victor Wade
as Port Commander
as Nurse Captain
as Port Ensign
as 1st "Nameless Broad"
as 2nd "Nameless Broad"
as 3rd "Nameless Broad"
as Gen. William Hallerton
Critic Reviews for The Americanization of Emily
Another director (not Arthur Hiller) would have been more suitable in translating to the big screen Paddy Chayefky's witty WWII serio-comedy.
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.
Though a bit overstuffed with long-winded speeches, Chayefsky's scabrously funny script brims with snappy, crackling dialogue.
Classic anti-war comedy. Ahead of its time.
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Audience Reviews for The Americanization of Emily
Despite the title the film really has little to do with the love story or Julie Andrew's Emily. It's mostly James Garner's film as his cowardly aid does everything in his power to avoid seeing combat. The broad topic of this film seems more like the sort of thing you'd expect from the '60s or '70s counter-culture movement as we're expected to sympathize with the idea that war is immensely stupid and celebrating heroes a travesty. It would have fitted better if it had been in Korea or Vietnam and could easily have stood alongside MASH or Good Morning Vietnam. As it stands it's their older, slightly frizzier big brother.
Interesting and cynical movie about war. Reminds me a little of Billy Wilder, specifically the characters of Stalag 17. Good script.
Great politics for its time. This is a real ass movie, buncha truth bombs about war, politics, glory and sentimentality. The only downside is that Charlie's the only real 3D character in the film. Even Emily is pretty flat... Though she gets better by the end.
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