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Lord Love a Duck (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 July 1966 (West Germany)
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A bright satirical comedy about an innocent high school girl granted her wishes by a student prodigy. A broad satire of teenage culture in the sixties, its targets ranging from progressive education to beach movies.

Director:

George Axelrod

Writers:

Al Hine (novel), Larry H. Johnson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy McDowall ... Alan Musgrave
Tuesday Weld ... Barbara Ann Greene
Lola Albright ... Marie Greene
Martin West ... Bob Barnard
Ruth Gordon ... Mrs. Barnard
Harvey Korman ... Weldon Emmett
Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall ... Miss Schwartz
Lynn Carey Lynn Carey ... Sally Grace
Donald Murphy Donald Murphy ... Phil Neuhauser
Max Showalter ... Howard Greene
Joseph Mell Joseph Mell ... Dr. Milton Lippman (as Joe Mell)
Dan Frazer ... Honest Joe
Martine Bartlett ... Inez
Jo Collins Jo Collins ... Kitten
Judith Loomis Judith Loomis ... Butch Neuhauser
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Storyline

High-school senior Barbara Ann Greene has a lot to overcome to reach her dreams to be popular, get a job, find a husband, and maybe even be a movie star: she's poor, her parents are divorced, and her mother is a cocktail waitress. Right beside her, though, is her best friend and Svengali, Alan. He helps her get 12 cashmere sweaters, a job in the principal's office, spring break at Balboa, and more. Along the way, the satire bites teen mores, beach-blanket bikini movies, adults in charge, the country-club set, Christian-youth programs, older men's fantasies, and teen girls' innocence. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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1965 Was the Year of the Pussycat...1966 Is the Year of the Duck! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1966 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

George Axelrod's Lord Love a Duck See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Ann's sweaters as mentioned in chronological order: Grape Yum Yum, Banana Beige, Lemon Meringue, Pink Put On, Papaya Surprise, Periwinkle Pussycat, Turquoise Trouble, Midnight A-Go-Go, and Peach Putdown. See more »

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When Barbara Ann inscribes her name in cement near beginning of film, she writes the second R in first name twice due to inconsistency in long shot and closeup. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Ann: Everybody has got to love me. Everybody. This is my year. My horoscope says I am going to be famous. I am a Capricorn and I can't miss. I deserve it, too. I've been good. I haven't done bad things with boys. Well, a little. But not really bad. And only if I liked a boy.
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Crazy Credits

During closing credits, we hear a duck quacking. See more »

Connections

References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Lord Love a Duck
Music by Neal Hefti
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Sung by The Wild Ones
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13 January 2003 | by barbarella70See all my reviews

The only director I've heard give credit to this great '60's film is John Landis but this strange-funny-dark-satirical-dramatic spoof was ahead of its time -like The Loved One or Dr. Strangelove- and had to have been an influence on many others. LLAD is an adult 'teen' movie that effectively slashes what was popular fodder for teen movies -the Beach Party series, bad low-budget horror films, bad low-budget sex dramas, bad low-budget high-school comedies, etc.

Tuesday Weld as Barbara Ann gives her best performance and her scenes with Lola Albright (amazing as her bunny-suited cocktail waitress mother) make them one of the most unusual mother/daughter pairings of all time. Max Showalter -so great as the singing priest with the old housekeeper in Blake Edwards's 10- has a very funny/creepy scene as Tuesday's dad, Ruth Gordon shows off her marvelous oh-what-the-hell-I'll-do-it persona and who knew Roddy McDowell was that sexy? LLAD is more than just a buried '60's curio: it's an overlooked classic that paved the way for most underground filmmakers looking to break the ice.


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