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Georgy Girl is a 1966 British film, based on a novel by Margaret Forster. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Margaret Forster (born 1938) is a British author. ...


The film was directed by Silvio Narizzano and starred Lynn Redgrave as Georgy. It also starred Alan Bates, James Mason, and Charlotte Rampling. Lynn Rachel Redgrave (born March 8, 1943 in London, England) is a British–American actress born into the famous acting Redgrave family. ... Alan Bates as butler in Gosford Park (2001) Sir Alan Arthur Bates CBE, (February 17, 1934 – December 27, 2003) was a British actor. ... James Mason in North by Northwest. ... Rampling modeling on a Mickey Spillane book cover, 1972. ...

Georgy (Lynn Redgrave) is a 22-year-old woman of lower class birth who has never been much of an attraction for men. She is musical, well educated (her parent's employer paid for her education) and has a rather charming if scatalogical manner. She is homely, haphazardly dressed, and incredibly na├»ve on the subjects of love and how to win men's affections; her main asset is that she has good moral character and an inventive imagination. Lynn Rachel Redgrave (born March 8, 1943 in London, England) is a British–American actress born into the famous acting Redgrave family. ...


Her parents (who are live-in employees) work for a childless, married businessman named James Leamington (James Mason). Leamington has watched Georgy grow up and had began to think of her as a "daughter." This has changed, however, and the viewer is left in no doubt that James' present feelings for Georgy are of a sexual nature. James Mason in North by Northwest. ...


James offers Georgy a contract, the terms of which are that he will provide her with the luxuries of life in return for her sexual favours, and would provide for any "fruit of the union". His very dry business-like language and manner, even to the extent of a paper contract for a relationship, leave Georgy cold.


Georgy's flatmate is her best friend Meredith (Charlotte Rampling). Meredith, the girlfriend of Jos (Alan Bates), is a pretty, sexy, venal woman who only pursues her own hedonistic pleasures. When Meredith discovers that she is pregnant she marries Jos, and he moves in with the two girls. Jos slowly finds himself attracted to Georgy (he suddenly kisses her while in the midst of an argument with Meredith over her cavalier attitude to pregnancy) and begins having an affair with her. Meredith, eventually, gives birth to a daughter named Sara; however, she couldn't care less about the baby and announces her plans to put poor baby Sara up for adoption and divorce Jos. Rampling modeling on a Mickey Spillane book cover, 1972. ... Alan Bates as butler in Gosford Park (2001) Sir Alan Arthur Bates CBE, (February 17, 1934 – December 27, 2003) was a British actor. ...


Georgy and Jos set up home together in the flat, caring for baby Sara and living as a married couple. It soon becomes clear that Georgy's interest is more in the baby than the adult relationship with Jos so she end the relationship with him (especially since Jos quit his job and proved that he's not a suitable father). The social services wish to remove baby Sara from Georgy's care (she is now the sole carer of a baby to whom she has no blood ties). In the meantime, James' wife has died, leaving him a widower. At Georgy's request he has provided all the baby's needs, while she was still living with both Meredith and Jos. It becomes clear that James loves Georgy rather than lusts after her. James approaches Georgy with a marriage proposal, and Georgy (to enable her to keep Sara) accepts. They get married (with the baby joining them on their honeymoon) and adopt baby Sara.


The title song, written by Jim Dale, was a #2 U.S. hit and a #3 British hit in 1966 for Australian pop group The Seekers. It was nominated for an Academy Award for song of the year. Jim Dale MBE (born James Smith on August 15, 1935) is a British singer, songwriter, and actor. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to present) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York, New York Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President  â€¢ Vice President Federal republic... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Seekers are a group of Australian folk-influenced popular musicians which was formed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1963. ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...


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Georgy Girl (153 words)
Georgy (Lynn Redgrave) is a gawky, soft-hearted, badly-dressed young woman who clowns and wise-cracks to cover her emotional inadequacies, and to hide her envy of the casual love affairs engaged in by her London roommate, Merdith (Charlotte Rampling)
GEORGY GIRL, a world-wide smash, was a ground-breaking film -- one of the first to deal with the sexual revolution of the '60s.
There was considerable pressure to censor the film's "frank and ultramodern" portrayal of complex relationships.
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