The Americanization of Emily


The Americanization of Emily Review

Arthur HIller directed this oddball black comedy (script courtesy of the masterful Paddy Chayefsky), which turns out to have little to do with Emily (Julie Andrews) at all. Rather, the film captures a quirky navy admiral who's intent on having the first casualty at Omaha Beach be a sailor -- and he wants to capture it on film. Lt. Commander James Garner doesn't want to go, and all manner of hijinks ensue. James Coburn steals the show, and rescues it from dated, overblown oblivion.
The Americanization of Emily

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 27th October 1964


Production compaines: Filmways Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 11

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison, as Emily Barham, as Adm. William Jessup, as Lt. Cmdr. Paul 'Bus' Cummings, as Mrs. Barham, Edward Binns as Adm. Thomas Healy, as Sheila, as Old Sailor, as Capt. Harry Spaulding



James Garner Pictures