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There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)

TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one. He meets his match in Marion, an American, 19, who's available but refuses... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Boulting

Writers:

Terence Frisby (screenplay), Terence Frisby (based on his stage play of the same name) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Robert Danvers
Goldie Hawn ... Marion
Tony Britton ... Andrew
Ruth Trouncer Ruth Trouncer ... Gilly, his wife
Françoise Pascal ... Paola, the au pair (as Francoise Pascal)
Nicky Henson ... Jimmy
Geraldine Sherman Geraldine Sherman ... Caroline
Tom Marshall ... Bryan, his friend
John Comer ... John, the porter
Diana Dors ... His Wife
Nicola Pagett ... Clare, the bride
Judy Campbell ... Lady Heather
Gabrielle Drake ... Julia Halforde-Smythe
Raf De La Torre Raf De La Torre ... M. Le Guestier
Constantine Gregory ... Michel Le Guestier (as Constantin De Goguel)
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Storyline

TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one. He meets his match in Marion, an American, 19, who's available but refuses any romantic illusions. At first, her candor and cynicism put him off, but after he witnesses her breaking up with her rocker boyfriend, he's attracted to her and invites her on an idyllic two-week trip to France. Slowly, she pokes holes in his artifice and he comes to care for her. When they return to London, with the press thinking they're married, they come to a cross-roads: go back to their old lives, marry each other, or invent a new, open relationship. Is Robert up to it? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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M'mm M'mm Good! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caiu Uma Rapariga na Minha Sopa See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,166,088
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (as Eastmancolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rob Reiner did uncredited work on the script. See more »

Goofs

In the bedroom scene when Goldie Hawn (Marion) throws a bucket of water over Nicky Henson (Jimmy) and Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe), Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe) from 43:08 to 44:31 shows her breasts and her butt. Essentially naked as she leaves the bedroom, however when she opens the door into the next bedroom and then walks through the doorway, she is suddenly wearing white panties. See more »

Quotes

Marion: What are you, a mortician or something? This is the kind of music they play in funeral parlors.
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Crazy Credits

Champagne (of course) by Bollinger. See more »

Alternate Versions

THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP (1970) when shown in Australian cinemas on its first theatrical release from 24th June 1971, at the request of the Australian Film Censorship Board, the movie had all nudity eliminated. To obtain the classification rating of (SOA) SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS - the Australian Film Censorship Board ordered the elimination of "all shots of female nudity of Goldie Hawn (Marion) 37:19 to 37:55 and Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe) 43:08 to 44:31" i.e. Australia Film Censorship Board insisted that the brief female nudity is never seen by Australians.
  • - - Of course all the legislative rules about not showing female nudity were applied when THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP (1970) was rated by the Australian Film Censorship Board as (SOA) SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS - CHILDREN UNDER 16 NOT ADMITTED, however since 15th November 1971 the movie became classified as 'M' for Mature Audiences.
  • - - To comply with legislation, the following two lines of dialogue from 25:15 to 25:24 were also eliminated:- Peter Sellers: "What was it? Drink or drugs?" Goldie Hawn: "Who cares."
  • - - The bedroom the morning after, Goldie Hawn (Marion) gets out of bed naked 37:19 to 37:55 with brief views of her bare bum, and walks to obtain a dressing gown, which she puts on.
  • - - Later when Goldie Hawn (Marion) walks into the bedroom and throws a bucket of water over Nicky Henson (Jimmy) and Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe), Gabrielle Drake (Julia Halforde-Smythe) from 43:08 to 44:31 shows her breasts and her bare bum.
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Connections

Referenced in Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lady's in Love
Music & Lyrics by Mike d'Abo (as Mike D'Abo)
Performed by Mike d'Abo
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A satire of Sellers
1 October 2006 | by alexandra-25See all my reviews

In many respects Peter Sellers is satirising himself in There's A Girl In My Soup, by playing this role of an ageing Lothario in the public eye. As such, Sellers gives a first rate performance as would be expected from the great man. Deep down Seller's character in the film was a lonely, insecure celebrity with low self-esteem, who depended on the adulation of women, and his fans like a life support system. In this sense Seller's was portraying the tears of a clown via this characterisation of himself.

And while Sellers has charisma in this role, the film lacks it in the comedic genre it's supposed to be. There's allot more that I expected from Hawn, while the director could have made more of situations.

In some respects, it could be said that the restaurant scene in the film Pretty Woman (1990) is an extrapolation of that in There's A Girl In My Soup, where Seller's character takes Hawn's wine tasting, when she appears to know nothing about the etiquette of the rituals involved in it. The director could have exaggerated Hawn's character's clumsiness in this scene, like Julia Robert's when eating her meal in the restaurant scene in Pretty Woman.

Overall, a bit flat, but worth watching for Seller's alone.


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