Film: Lord Love A Duck

Lord Love a Duck is a 1966 Black Comedy starring Tuesday Weld and Roddy Mc Dowall and directed by George Axelrod.

The plot revolves around the attempts of teenager Alan Musgrave to win the heart of Barbara Anne Green by granting her every wish. The film satirizes various elements of the pop culture (particularly "teen" movies) of its day.


This film provides examples of:

  • Auto Erotica: high-schooler Roddy McDowall takes new friend Tuesday Weld to the local make-out spot - with the express purpose of loudly disrupting the necking couples.
  • Dawson Casting: High-schoolers played by 23-year-old Tuesday Weld and 38-year-old Roddy McDowall.
  • Divorce Requires Death:
    Stella Bernard: In our family we don't divorce our men; we bury 'em!
  • Ear Worm: The theme song.
  • Fashion-Shop Fashion Show: See below.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Alan (Roddy McDowall) is loudly disrupting couples at Lover's Lane, and angers a huge muscleman. Alan affects an old-timey 'fisticuffs' position, muscleman gleefully goes in for the kill, and Alan beats the stuffings out of him.
  • Sweater Girl: Barbara Ann (Tuesday Weld) wants sweaters so that she'll fit in with the 'in' crowd, and goes shopping for them with her father. The scene with her trying on the sweaters in front of him is rather disturbing.