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Darling (1965)




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'Darling' is said to have all the elements like love, action and entertainment is sure to attract masses from all age groups with Prabhas giving an impressive performance in the film.

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Julie Christie
as Diana Scott
Dirk Bogarde
as Robert Gold
Laurence Harvey
as Miles Brand
Alex Scott
as Sean Martin
Basil Henson
as Alec Prosser-Jones
Hugo Dixon
as Matthew Southgate
Helen Lindsay
as Felicity Prosser-Jones
John Heller
as Gerhard
Pauline Yates
as Estelle Gold
Tyler Butterworth
as William Prosser-Jones
Peter Bayliss
as Lord Grant
Sidonie Bond
as Gillian
James Cossins
as Basildon
Lydia Sherwood
as Lady Brentwood
Georgina Cookson
as Carlotta Hale
Brian Wilde
as Willett
David Harrison
as Charles Glass
Irene Richmond
as Mrs. Glass
Richard Bidlake
as Rupert Crabtree
Annette Carell
as Billie Castiglione
Annette Carroll
as Billie Castiglione
Jean Claudio
as Raoul Maxim
Trevor Bowen
as Tony Bridges
Helen Stirling
as Governess to Cesare
Hugo Dyson
as Matthew Southgate
Angus MacKay
as Ivor Dawlish
Margaret Gordon
as Helen Dawlish
Umberto Raho
as Palucci
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Critic Reviews for Darling

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

Miss Christie's performance is remarkably vibrant and outgoing.

September 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Excruciatingly embarrassing at the time, it now looks grotesquely pretentious and pathetically out of touch with the realities of the life-styles that it purports to represent.

February 26, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Schlesinger] has made a film that will set tongues to wagging and moralists to wringing their hands.

February 26, 2020 | Full Review…

I hope that Darling, Schlesinger, will finally establish him where he belongs -- in the very first rank of the younger directors.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

An interesting failure: all the parts work, but somehow they don't make a whole.

August 13, 2019 | Full Review…

...it's a quality Darling catches perfectly. "The research period was enormously entertaining," he says, and so is the movie.

July 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Darling

Am I the only one that thinks Julie Christie is alarmingly obnoxious in this role? Her voice is sometimes grating on the ears. But the mod 60s fashion is always one that attracts me, and this movie's style is really what's working for it.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

Had never heard of this 60's film, but I have to say it was pretty good. I loved the stylish black and white film, the 60's fashions and hairstyles and I found the story and character of Diana interesting, although the film was very long, and a bit repetitive at times (not to mention confusing, trying to keep straight which man was which!). Julie Christie plays social climbing Diana Scott, very beautiful and spoiled and used to getting her own way. Not the most likeable character, she goes through the film using and manipulating men to further her career and get her standing in life. Well, it makes a change from men using women, I guess. I would imagine this film would have been controversial in it's time. There's a lot of sex in this, though none of it graphic, or particularly shocking, although I guess the swingers parties are meant to be. (Tame by todays standards!). By the time the movie ends, she has increased her status no end, but she is miserable, and I guess you could say got what she deserved, although I did feel some sympathy for her, then felt like a mug for feeling so, as she was obviously just putting on the crocodile tears.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


'All lies are truth at a time.' This film has been unfairly criticized for the amorality and avarice of its main character, the heavy-handedness of direction, and datedness. These 'faults' are actually the film's strengths. The glass motif emphasizes the transparency, impenetrability, separateness and emptiness of the sweet life in sixties London. Decadence is never unfashionable; Image is character.

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

Super Reviewer

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