Lord Love a Duck

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A satirical black comedy with McDowall successfully playing a high-school senior, even though he was in his late thirties at the time! The story concerns a brilliant but unbalanced young man, who makes it his business to get the girl he has designs on everything she wants, whatever the cost.

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Roddy McDowall
as Alan 'Mollymauk' Musgrave
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
Don Murphy
as Phil Neuhauser
Donald 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

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Audience Reviews for Lord Love a Duck

  • Oct 02, 2014
    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. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    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
  • Jul 25, 2010
    Dark and somewhat evil satire of the shallow "want" society of Southern California where appearance and desire are the be all end all of existence. Everything is attacked here: religion, school, psychiatry, age, the movie industry, love and "Wild Bikini" beach movement of the 60's. Perhaps the funniest thing is that no matter how bad and shallow the writers and director thought things were at the time in this society 44 years later it is sooo much worse. Hmm, perhaps nobody watched this movie and got it's message.
    Sean S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 11, 2009
    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 B Super Reviewer

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