Darling Lili (24-Jun-1970)
Director: Blake Edwards
Writers: William Peter Blatty; Blake Edwards
Keywords: Drama, WWI, Espionage
Review by Joe Garcia (posted on 24-Sep-2005)
Many times we judge movies by how good they are by the boxoffice receipts instead of the movie content itself. The musical comedy Darling Lili came about in 1969 at a time that the old fashion musical was no longer popular. The hippie style was in and Hair was the rave. Nevertheless, Darling Lili has hilarity, beautiful music and a cast that only Blake Edwards could have possibly put together due to the extent of prefection in their preformance. Blake Edwards who is famous for the slapstick comeical series starring none other than Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther used that same comical splash with the French detectives in Darling Lili. Julie Andrews, who has done many dramtic roles that will long be rememberd (Hawaii, The Americanization of Emily and the bio-pic Star) is best loved at musical comedy. In this pariticular gem she is a German WWI spy getting information from the American and British forces and relaying it back to Germany. Only to fall in love with one of her infromants. Darling Lili when released on DVD will prove me right by setting records. It has something for all of us to enjoy. If you missed it, hope you get to see it sometime. It is surely one of Julie Andrews' best.
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