The Americanization of Emily Poster

Release Date: 1964

DVD Release Date: May 10th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
In 1944, Lt. Cmdr. Charles Madison (James Garner) prides himself on being a cynical coward unwilling to step foot on shore during D-Day. His relaxed lifestyle attracts Englishwoman Emily Barham (Julie Andrews), whose husband and brother died in the war. But when Rear Adm. William Jessup (Melvyn Douglas) resolves to earn the Navy prestige by ensuring that a sailor will be the first to die in the invasion, he assigns the ill-fated duty to Madison, who will now be among the vanguard.

Cast: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn, Joyce Grenfell, Edward Binns, Liz Fraser, Keenan Wynn

Director: Arthur Hiller

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Friend, London, Love, Sacrifice, Emotional, Escape, Witty, 1940s, Transformation


Nominated British Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)