December 22, 2007

...Darling Lili (1970)

Julie Andrews would not be my first choice to play a Nazi and, although she acquits herself nicely in Darling Lili, the movie itself is a hodge-podge of ridiculous situations and unmotivated characterizations with a central plot that is just plain unbelievable. A wooden Rock Hudson mumbles his way through the blazingly dull love scenes, laying claim to the oft-repeated rumor that the two actors did not get along. The only interesting thing, aside from the Henry Mancini music, is Andrews' strip tease (sic!) which called to mind Blake Edward's far better S.O.B, a film based in part on his experiences making Darling Lili.

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