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The Americanization of Emily

Author: Martin RansohoffPaddy ChayefskyArthur HillerJohnny MandelJames GarnerAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lt. Commander Charles E. Madison (Garner) loves his job: as 'dog robber' his duties consist of rounding up scarce delicacies and services, while safely avoiding combat. Admiral William Jessup (Douglas), however, is intent on having a sailor as the first casualty on D-Day - preferably with a film crew filming him. Having fallen for his English motor pool driver Emily (Andrews), freewheeling Madison struggles to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Films for the hearing impaired
Feature films
War
Comedy
War films
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: William Bradford Huie; William Bradford Huie
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Ransohoff; Paddy Chayefsky; Arthur Hiller; Johnny Mandel; James Garner; Julie Andrews; Melvyn Douglas; James Coburn; Joyce Grenfell; William Windom; Keenan Wynn; William Bradford Huie; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Filmways Pictures.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790792079 9780790792071
OCLC Number: 60336302
Language Note: In English (stereo, original theatrical mono) or French, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features: Commentary by Arthur Hiller [audio track]; "Action on the beach" [featurette] (6 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Philip Lathrop ; film editor, Tom McAdoo ; music by Johnny Mandel, song "Emily" lyrics by Johnnie Mercer.
Cast: James Garner (Lt. Commander Charles E. Madison), Julie Andrews (Emily Barham), Melvyn Douglas (Admiral William Jessup), James Coburn (Lt. Commander 'Bus' Cummings), Joyce Grenfell (Mrs. Barham), William Windom (Captain Harry Spaulding), Keenan Wynn (Old Sailor).
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo, Dolby Digital mono, widescreen presentation, original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Contents: Special features: Widescreen version presented in a "matted" format --
Commentary by film historian Drew Casper --
Featurette "Action on the beach" --
Theatrical trailer --
Language: English Surround stereo ; French mono --
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; Martin Ransohoff's production ; a Filmways picture ; screen play by Paddy Chayefsky ; produced by Martin Ransohoff ; directed by Arthur Hiller.

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Lt. Commander Charles E. Madison (Garner) loves his job: as 'dog robber' his duties consist of rounding up scarce delicacies and services, while safely avoiding combat. Admiral William Jessup (Douglas), however, is intent on having a sailor as the first casualty on D-Day - preferably with a film crew filming him. Having fallen for his English motor pool driver Emily (Andrews), freewheeling Madison struggles to escape being sent off to land on Omaha Beach as the cameraman.

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