The Americanization Of Emily is a comedy drama movie set during World War II and starring James Garner, James Coburn, and Julie Andrews. It was made in 1964 but still holds up to viewing in this day and age.
The Americanization Of Emily tells the story of how the navy hatched a plot to ensure a sailor was the first to die during the D-Day landings. Unfortunately for Garner’s character, he is chosen as the lucky man.
Meanwhile, Garner’s character woos English war widow Emily, played by Julie Andrews. The movie has an emotional plot punctuated by laughs. And a great ending which should please all viewers.
The fact that both Garner and Andrews consider it the best film they appeared in says a lot for its quality. It won’t be for everyone, but for those who appreciate a little retro, black and white movie action it’s sure to please.