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There's a Girl in My Soup

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There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)

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A saucy delectable romantic comedy for the amorous gourmet.

M'mm M'mm Good!

Soup's on!

The television host of a popular cooking show, Robert Danvers (Peter Sellers) has a real penchant for women. After one episode, he finds Marion (Goldie Hawn) changing from a wedding dress to street clothes. Instantly deciding to get to her and "take over" before the groom, Jimmy (Nicky Henson) has another opportunity, Robert invites her to his bachelor pad, a specially designed command center for his romantic adventures. He turns on the English gentleman's charm, only to have Marion laugh and suggest forthright that they sleep together. She moves in the following day and the two vacation in France on the Riviera and tour the wine country before returning to London. Upon their return, Robert proposes to %Marion; she rejects him in favor of Jimmy, however, who has sworn faithfulness to her and given up cheating forever.

There's a Girl in My Soup is a 1970 British comedy film, directed by Roy Boulting and starring Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn.

Sellers appears as Robert Danvers, a vain, womanizing and wealthy host of a high-profile cooking show. He meets Hawn's character, a no-nonsense American hippie living with an English rock musician in London, and, to everyone's surprise, falls for her.

She moves in with him, and accompanies him on a trip to a wine festival in France. Meanwhile, her rock musician boyfriend decides he wants her back.

Sellers' character's catchphrase is: "My God, but you're lovely"—which he sometimes says to his own reflection.

The film is based on the stage comedy, There's A Girl In My Soup, written by Terence Frisby, produced by Michael Codron, directed by Bob Chetwyn and starring Donald Sinden, Barbara Ferris and Jon Pertwee. It ran for six years in the West End, from 1966 to 1972, including three years at The Globe Theatre (now The Gielgud) breaking records to become London's longest-ever running comedy. This record was later broken by No Sex Please, We're British and then Run For Your Wife.

Frisby's script won The Writer's Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Screenplay in 1970. The movie introduced Christopher Cazenove, who later co-starred on Dynasty and the British TV series The Duchess of Duke Street, and Nicola Pagett, who played Elizabeth Bellamy on Upstairs, Downstairs.

A novelisation of the film, written by Raymond Hitchcock, was published in 1972.


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