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Georgy Girl

Georgy Girl
Promotional film poster
Directed by Silvio Narizzano
Produced by Robert A. Goldston
Otto Plaschkes
George Pitcher (assoc. producer)
Written by Margaret Forster
Peter Nichols
Based on Georgy Girl 
by Margaret Forster
Starring Lynn Redgrave
James Mason
Alan Bates
Charlotte Rampling
Music by Tom Springfield
Alexander Faris
Cinematography Kenneth Higgins
Edited by John Bloom
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • 17 October 1966 (1966-10-17)
(USA)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $400,000[1]
Box office $16,873,162[2]

Georgy Girl is a 1966 British film based on a novel by title song performed by the Seekers.

The plot follows the story of a virginal woman in 1960s London who is faced with a dilemma when pursued by both her father's older employer and the young lover of her promiscuous and pregnant flatmate.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • Title song 4
  • Academy Awards 5
  • Adaptation 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Plot

Georgina Parkin (Lynn Redgrave) is a 22-year-old Londoner who has considerable musical talent, is well educated, and has an engaging if shameless manner. On the other hand, she believes herself to be plain, slightly overweight, dresses haphazardly, and is incredibly naïve on the subjects of love and flirtation; she has never had a boyfriend. She has an inventive imagination and loves children.

Her parents are the live-in employees of successful businessman James Leamington (Charlotte Rampling), who works as a violinist in an orchestra, but is otherwise a shallow woman who lives for her own hedonistic pleasures. She treats the meekly compliant Georgy like an unpaid servant.

When Meredith discovers that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Jos Jones (

In the car as they leave the wedding, neither bride nor groom says a word. Georgy does not look at or pay attention to her new husband, focusing only on Sara.

Cast

Reception

The film was successful at the box office. By 1971 it had earned an estimated $7 million in the United States and $6 million in other countries.[3] By the end of 1967 it had earned $7,330,000 in rentals in North America according to rentals accruing to the distributors.[4]

Title song

The title song, "Tom Springfield and Jim Dale, was recorded by Australian band The Seekers. A single release of the song (with somewhat different lyrics) topped the singles chart in Australia, and was a top-ten hit in both the UK and the US; it was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Song from a Motion Picture category.

Academy Awards

Nominations[5]

Adaptation

The film was the basis for an unsuccessful musical stage adaptation called simply Georgy.

It was adapted for BBC Radio 4 in 2013 by Rhiannon Tise.[6]

References

  1. ^ Georgy Girl.Box Office Information for IMDb. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Georgy Girl, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Alexander Walker Hollywood, England, Stein and Day, 1974 p.310
  4. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1967", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25
  5. ^ "Georgy Girl".  
  6. ^ "Georgy Girl Episode 1 of 5". Retrieved 29 August 2013. 

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