There's a Girl in My Soup

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There's a Girl in My Soup
There's A Girl in My Soup Poster.jpg
Original film poster
Directed by Roy Boulting
Produced by John Boulting
Mike J. Frankovich
Written by Terence Frisby
(play & screenplay)
Peter Kortner
(add'l dialogue)
Starring Peter Sellers
Goldie Hawn
Music by Mike D'Abo
Cinematography Harry Waxman
Edited by Martin Charles
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
15 December 1970 (US)
21 December
(London premiere)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English, French
Box office $4.5 million (US/Canada) (rentals)[1]

There's a Girl in My Soup is a 1970 British comedy film directed by Roy Boulting and starring Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn.[2]


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 while she's on the outs with her boy friend.

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[edit]

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.[3] 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 1971.[4]



Film rights were bought in 1967 by Columbia and Nat Cohen.[5] Eventually Mike Frankovich became producer and the Boultings directed.

Goldie Hawn signed in January 1969.[6]


It was the seventh most popular movie at the British box office in 1970.[7]


  1. ^ "All-time Film Rental Champs", Variety, 7 January 1976 p 48
  2. ^ "There's a Girl in My Soup (1970) - BFI". BFI. 
  3. ^ "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". 
  4. ^ "There's a Girl in my Soup". 
  5. ^ MOVIE CALL SHEET: Garas Loaned to Paramount Martin, Betty Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File); 19 November 1966; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times (1881-1990) pg. 23
  6. ^ Bradford, Jack (January 13, 1969). "Hollywood". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  7. ^ Peter Waymark. "Richard Burton top draw in British cinemas." Times [London, England] 30 December 1971: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2012.

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