The Americanization Of Emily (Widescreen)

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The lively but somehow slightly distasteful The Americanization of Emily stars James Garner as a WWII naval officer who happens to be a craven coward. While his comrades sail off to their deaths, Garner makes himself scarce, generally hiding out in the London flat of his lothario navy buddy James Coburn. Garner falls in love with virtuous war widow Julie Andrews (the "Emily" of the title), but she can't abide his yellow streak. Meanwhile, crack-brained admiral Melvyn Douglas decides that he needs a hero--the first man to die on Omaha Beach during the D-Day Invasion. Coburn is at first elected for this sacrifice, but it is the quivering Garner who ends up hitting the beach. He survives to become a hero in spite of himself, winning Andrews in the process. Paddy Chayefsky's script, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie, attempts to extract humor out of the horrors of war by using broad, vulgar comedy instead of the light satirical touch that would seem to be called for. Americanization of Emily was Julie Andrews' second film; it should have led to a steady stream of adult-oriented roles, but the box-office clout of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music consigned her to "wholesome family entertainment". ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide.

Commentary by film historian Drew Casper, Featurette Action on the Beach, Theatrical trailer, Subtitles: English, French & SpanishLanguages: English & French.

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Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, 16:9
Original Languages: English
Director: Arthur Hiller
Duration: 115
Actors: John Crawford, Joyce Grenfell, James Coburn, Janine Gray, Keenan Wynn, James Garner, William Windom, Liz Fraser, Alan Sues, Bill Fraser, Edmon Ryan, Steve Franken, Paul Newlan, Melvyn Douglas, Linda Marlowe, Gary Cockrell, Kathy Kersh, Edward Binns, Judy Carne, Alan Howard, Julie Andrews, Lou Byrne, Douglas Henderson
Studio & Production Company: Warner Home Video
Color: Y
Container Type: PACKAGE NOT AVAILABLE
Record Label: Warner Home Video
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.80 x 7.80 x 7.80 Inches
Release Date: 04/26/2005
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