Darling Lili

Darling Lili

Director: Blake Edwards Cast: Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Jeremy Kemp

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Overview

Julie Andrews made a bid to change her squeaky clean image with this elaborately mounted World War I musical. Lili Smith (Andrews) is a popular British music hall singer who is regarded as a femme fatale and has been known to throw a bit of striptease into her act. However, Lili has a secret: she's actually a German spy, and the uncle she dotes upon is really Von Ruger (Jeremy Kemp), a fellow espionage agent and her contact for the Huns. In hopes of gaining valuable information, Lili begins using her feminine wiles on Maj. William Larrabee (Rock Hudson), a top American pilot. However, Lili soon discovers that she's falling in love with Larrabee and can't find the courage to betray him; Larrabee discovers Lili's secret, but he refuses to turn her in. Darling Lili was a notorious box-office disappointment, grossing a mere $5 million on a budget that rose to $25 million due to a variety of production mishaps. Director Blake Edwards (Andrews' husband) was stung by the poor reception, and he later trimmed the 136-minute film to 114 minutes, downplaying its comic elements in favor of a more serious tone.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2005
UPC: 0097360691146
Original Release: 1970
Rating: G
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; 19 additional scenes; Theatrical trailer; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 tvs; Dolby Digital - English 5.1 Surround - English 2.0 Surround; English Subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Andrews Lili Smith
Rock Hudson Maj. William Larrabee
Jeremy Kemp Von Ruger
Lance Percival Lt. Carstairs, TC
Mike Witney Youngblood Carson
Jacques Marin Duvalle
Andre Maranne Lt. Liggett
Gloria Paul Crepe Suzette
Bernard Kay Bedford
Doreen Keogh Emma
Carl Duering Gen. Kessler
Vernon Dobtcheff Kraus
Ingo Mogendorf Baron von Richthofen, the Red Baron
Laurie Main French General
Louis Mercier French General
James Lanphier Actor
Niall MacGinnis von Hindenberg

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Reg Allen Set Decoration/Design
Jack Bear Costumes/Costume Designer
William Peter Blatty Screenwriter
Donald Brooks Costumes/Costume Designer
Willard Buell Makeup
Fernando Carrere Production Designer
Owen Crump Producer
Linwood G. Dunn Special Effects
VanDer Veer Photo Effects Special Effects
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Mickey McCardle Asst. Director
Johnny Mercer Score Composer
Hermes Pan Choreography
Bob Peterson Special Effects
Lynn Reynolds Makeup
Allan Snyder Makeup
Anthony Squire Cinematographer
Jack Stephens Set Decoration/Design
Guy Tabary Cinematographer
Ken Wales Producer
Rex Wimpy Special Effects
Peter Zinner Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Darling Lili
1. Overture [5:02]
2. Sing the Shadows Away [1:09]
3. Keep Your Eyes Open [1:35]
4. Project Sparrow [5:46]
5. No Man's Land [:28]
6. Purely Inspirational [2:29]
7. How Do You Do? [:33]
8. Watch, Listen, Report [:35]
9. Operation Crepe Suzette [:42]
10. Suspicions [:31]
11. Get Out of My Shower [14:53]
12. Behind Enemy Lines [4:30]
13. Good-Will Ambassador [3:00]
14. Believe It or Not [:48]
15. Military Arrest [1:26]
16. Eliminate Her [:18]
17. If He Really Loves You [2:01]
18. Notorious Spy Sings [1:08]
19. Exit Music [6:35]

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Darling Lili 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
&quot Our Julie&quot , as always, is superb in this film. The main trouble is that it can't decide whether it is a funny spy spoof, a musical, or a rather pedestrian love story. When the comedy and music are present, it wins. This is Blake Edwards &quot director's cut&quot with some of the music and fun left as outtakes in the Bonus Features section.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Darling Lili is a good picture. It has everything you could want. Music, Comedy and in some places Drama. I don't think you will be disappointed. I enjoyed this film immensley
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was dissapointed in this film. For one thing, they gave it a G-rating but there were several adult sexual elements in the film that deserved a PG-13 rating. The storyline sort of dragged with so much love-making between Julie Andrews and Rock Hudson that there was little time for an interesting story. Andrews dissapointed me with some of her film choices--like Victor Victoria--and though I will ever like her for the Sound of Music, I'm afraid this film should have been sent back to the archives.