There's a Girl in My Soup
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|There's a Girl in My Soup|
Original Film Poster
|Directed by||Roy Boulting|
|Produced by||John Boulting
Mike J. Frankovich
|Written by||Terence Frisby
(play & screenplay)
|Music by||Mike D'Abo|
|Edited by||Martin Charles|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|15 December 1970 (US)
Sellers appears as Robert Danvers, a vain, womanizing and wealthy host of a high-profile cooking show. He meets Hawn's character, a no-nonsense American hippie living with an English rock musician in London, and, to everyone's surprise, falls for her.
She moves in with him, and accompanies him on a trip to a wine festival in France. Meanwhile, her rock musician boyfriend decides he wants her back.
Sellers' character's catchphrase is: "My God, but you're lovely"—which he sometimes says to his own reflection.
Production and accolades
The film is based on the stage comedy, There's A Girl In My Soup, written by Terence Frisby, produced by Michael Codron, directed by Bob Chetwyn and starring Donald Sinden, Barbara Ferris and Jon Pertwee. It ran for six years in the West End, from 1966 to 1972, including three years at The Globe Theatre (now The Gielgud) breaking records to become London's longest-ever running comedy. This record was later broken by No Sex Please, We're British and then Run For Your Wife.
Frisby's script won The Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Screenplay in 1970. The movie introduced Christopher Cazenove, who later co-starred on Dynasty and the British TV series The Duchess of Duke Street, and Nicola Pagett, who played Elizabeth Bellamy on Upstairs, Downstairs.
A novelisation of the film, written by Raymond Hitchcock, was published in 1972.
- Peter Sellers as Robert Danvers
- Goldie Hawn as Marion
- Tony Britton as Andrew Hunter
- Nicky Henson as Jimmy
- Diana Dors as John's wife
- Judy Campbell as Lady Heather
- John Comer as John, the porter
- Gabrielle Drake as Julia
- Nicola Pagett as Clare
- Geraldine Sherman as Caroline
- Thorley Walters as Manager of the Carlton Hotel
- Ruth Trouncer as Gilly Hunter
- Françoise Pascal as Paola
- Christopher Cazenove as Nigel
- Raf De La Torre as Monsieur Le Guestier
Goldie Hawn signed in February 1970.
It was the seventh most popular movie at the British box office in 1970.
- MOVIE CALL SHEET: Garas Loaned to Paramount Martin, Betty Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File); Nov 19, 1966; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times (1881-1990) pg. 23
- MOVIE CALL SHEET: 'Soup' Next for Goldie Hawn Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 04 Feb 1970: d13.
- Peter Waymark. "Richard Burton top draw in British cinemas." Times [London, England] 30 Dec. 1971: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2012.
- There's a Girl in My Soup at the Internet Movie Database
- There's a Girl in My Soup at the TCM Movie Database
- There's a Girl in My Soup at AllMovie
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