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Georgy Girl Details

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Georgy Girl is a bittersweet comedy drama about Georgy (Lynn Redgrave), a slightly overweight, working-class virgin in her early twenties who shares an apartment with the gorgeous, promiscuous Meredith ([[Performer~P58664~Charlotte Rampling~charlotterampling]]). Georgy has never been the subject of the desire for any man until the wealthy, married employer of her family, James Leamington ([[Performer~P101610~James Mason~jamesmason]]) (for whom her parents work as servants) decides that he would like her for a mistress. Shortly afterward, the unmarried Meredith becomes pregnant and introduces Georgy to the father, Jos (Alan Bates). Georgy and Jos fall in love. Although Meredith initially wants to give the child up for adoption, she agrees to let Georgy act as surrogate mother. Meanwhile, James - whose wife unexpectedly dies -- has also indicated that he wants to marry her. As the film approaches its denouement, Georgy is faced with a tough call: should she stay single and keep the child, marry James and keep the baby, or marry Jos? We won't divulge the ending here, but the finale is a heartbreaker. Georgy Girl was a tremendously popular film upon its 1966 release, as was the Seekers' catchy title song. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:October 17, 1966

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jim Dale Best Original Score 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jim Dale Best Song 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ken Higgins Best Black and White Cinematography 1966 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Silvio Narizzano Best British Film 1966 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Silvio Narizzano Best Director 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tom Springfield Best Original Score 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Springfield Best Song 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Mason Best Supporting Actor 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lynn Redgrave Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1966 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Lynn Redgrave Best Actress 1966 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lynn Redgrave New Star of the Year - Female 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lynn Redgrave Best Actress 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Alan Bates New Star of the Year - Male 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Alan Bates Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1966 Nominee

Cast

James Mason
as James Leamington
Alan Bates
as Jos
Lynn Redgrave
as Georgy
Charlotte Rampling
as Meredith
Bill Owen
as Ted
Peggy Thorpe-Bates
as Hospital Sister
Clare Kelly
as Doris
Dandy Nichols
as Hospital Nurse
Denise Coffey
as Peg

Crew

Silvio Narizzano
Director
Robert A. Goldstone
Producer
Otto Plaschkes
Producer
Margaret Forster
Book Author
Margaret Forster
Screenwriter
Ken Higgins
Cinematographer
Tom Springfield
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Springfield
Songwriter
Jim Dale
Songwriter
Alexander Faris
Composer (Music Score)
John Bloom
Editor
Tony Woollard
Art Director
Mary Quant
Costume Designer
Marjory Sigley
Choreography
Clive Reed
Production Manager
Harold Fletcher
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