There's a Girl in my Soup
Sphere, London, 1971
The blurb on the back:
On the face of it, yes, Robert Danvers, famous for his words of wisdom about food, was, at over forty, a twentieth century phenomenon where women were concerned. He devoured them.
A movie directed by Roy Boulting, starring Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn, and with appearances by the likes of Diana Dors, Lance Percival and Tony Britton – this should have been a good ‘un. It wasn’t. And, speaking personally, I can only see it as being of interest because the soundtrack featured the first published songs of the great Nicky Chinn, written here in collaboration with Mike D’Abo, rather than his future partner, Mike Chapman.
In the absence of all these elements, you won’t be surprised to know that the book really ain’t up to scratch. The film was based on a play by Terence Frisby, with a screenplay by him and Peter Kortner. For the novelization, they brought in Raymond Hitchcock, and – apart from him being Robyn’s dad, as noted elsewhere – I have little positive to say about his work, or at least about any of it that I’ve read.
Mr Peter Sellers and Ms Goldie Hawn
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: 1/5
HIPNESS QUOTIENT: 2/5