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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 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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The smash hit comedy that had Broadway coming back for seconds...is now the soup-er screen entertainment of the year! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (as Eastmancolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Fourth of five of collaborations of star Peter Sellers and "The Boulting Brothers" - Roy Boulting and John Boulting. 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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Music by Mike d'Abo (as Mike D'Abo)
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Performed by Mike d'Abo
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*** out of **** (barely)
14 July 2004 | by johnnybravo19852000See all my reviews

Being a HUGE fan of the late great (etc. etc.) Peter Sellers I was really looking forward to There's A Girl In My Soup.

Well............the premise started off strong with Seller as the ladies man who knows what women want to hear and what they need to hear and virtually every female (young and old) simply can't say no to. Considering the age of the movie (34 years and counting and the gratuitous nudity may surprise you) it brought back the free spirit of the 60s'. No condoms, aids, and marijuana was probably considered part of the recommended daily allowance.

While on the way to a party Danver meets a young lady (Goldie Hawn) who has just caught her good for nothing boyfriend in lip lock with another female. Since Ted Bundy was only a boy in 1970 she accepts the invitation to Danver's apartment and the most brilliant dialogue between the two is enjoyed for the next 20 minutes.

Thats when Danver begins to realize that women are not sex objects, but breathing living human beings with emotions. Hawn does spend the night but Sellers chooses to sleep on the couch.

Eventually a healthy relationship happens but despite the two good actors (well, one being the best of the best-Peter Sellers) the chemistry between Danver and Marion is weak. (Hawn had the same problem with Mel Gibson in Bird On A Wire). Goldie has a look on her face like she is kissing her dad and Peter isn't able to hide his boredom either.

When they return from a fabulous vacation in France, Danver finds out to his horror that the tabloids have printed that he and Marion were secretly married and chaos begins.

Thats when screen writer Terence Frisby makes chaos. The terrific conversation that was enjoyed when Hawn and Sellers first met is now followed by two people that are no longer individuals we care about. Hawn in particular now dives into the stereo type dumb blonde (and in an especially unfunny scene when she embarrasses Peter at a wine tasting test but Sellers sharp wit saves the day with a hilarious liner in the elevator on the way back to his apartment) and eventually you just want her to go away. And the ending? I still had both eyebrows raised after the ending credits started to roll.

Recognizing my review as a prejudice approach, I recommend this movie to myself and only true Peter Seller fans. But even they should be warned: this not a Seller's movie in top form.


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