Lord Love a Duck (1966) - Rotten Tomatoes

Lord Love a Duck (1966)




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A satirical black comedy with McDowall successfully playing a high-school senior, even though he was in his late thirties at the time! The story concerns a brilliant but unbalanced young man, who makes it his business to get the girl he has designs on everything she wants, whatever the cost.

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Roddy McDowall
as Alan 'Mollymauk' Musgrave
Tuesday Weld
as Barbara Ann Greene
Lola Albright
as Marie Greene
Martin West
as Bob Barnard
Ruth Gordon
as Stella Barnard
Harvey Korman
as Weldon Emmett
Sarah Marshall
as Miss Schwartz
Lynn Carey
as Sally Grace
Max Showalter
as Howard Greene
Don Murphy
as Phil Neuhauser
Donald Murphy
as Phil Neuhauser
Joseph Mell
as Dr. Lippman
Dan Frazer
as Used Car Salesman
Jo Collins
as Kitten
Laurie Mitchell
as Jack's Wife
David Draper
as Billy Gibbons
Donald Foster
as Mr. Beverly
Judith Loomis
as Mrs. Butch Neuhauser
Martin Gabel
as Harry Belmont
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Critic Reviews for Lord Love a Duck

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Lord Love a Duck looks and sounds exactly as one would expect: brilliantly, inconsequentially, anarchically funny, and full of kooky characters.

March 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Lord Love a Duck is a wildly subversive, scathing satire with an often-twisted, swirling sexual energy.

September 24, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Kooky satire.

February 16, 2007 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Bizarre, underrated black comedy deserving rediscovery

September 4, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Lord Love a Duck

Hokey smokes! Where did this tantalizing hidden gem of a dark comedy come from!?! I never even heard of it, but zowie, it's a keeper right up there with The Graduate and You're A Big Boy Now insofar as subversive, in-your-face, us-against-the-establishment-with-a-smirk, 60's style movies go. Think ... if Altman's M*A*S*H and Hitchcock's Psycho had a kid. Its sorta like that. Loved it.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This is a fun movie, I loved Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon together in the movie they were hilarious. This comedy is really zany and very funny. I really liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Dark and somewhat evil satire of the shallow "want" society of Southern California where appearance and desire are the be all end all of existence. Everything is attacked here: religion, school, psychiatry, age, the movie industry, love and "Wild Bikini" beach movement of the 60's. Perhaps the funniest thing is that no matter how bad and shallow the writers and director thought things were at the time in this society 44 years later it is sooo much worse. Hmm, perhaps nobody watched this movie and got it's message.

Sean Scobie
Sean Scobie

Super Reviewer

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