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The Americanization of Emily stars James Garner as a WWII naval officer who happens to be a craven coward. While his comrades sail off to their deaths, Garner makes himself scarce, generally hiding out in the London flat of his lothario navy buddy James Coburn. Garner falls in love with virtuous war widow Julie Andrews, but she can't abide his yellow streak. Meanwhile, crack-brained admiral Melvyn Douglas decides that he needs a hero--the first man to die on Omaha Beach during the D-Day Invasion. Coburn is at first elected for this sacrifice, but it is the quivering Garner who ends up hitting the beach. He survives to become a hero in spite of himself, winning Andrews in the process. Paddy Chayefsky's script, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie, extracts humor out of the horrors of war with his trademark clever, witty, sardonic dialogue.

Special Features

* Closed Caption
* Commentary by film historian Drew Casper
* Featurette Action on the Beach
* Theatrical trailer
* Subtitles: English, Franšais & Espa˝ol
* Languages: English & Franšais

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