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)
|Box office||$4.5 million (US/Canada) (rentals)|
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
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.
- 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 January 1969.
It was the seventh most popular movie at the British box office in 1970.
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