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Emily, also known as The Awakening of Emily, is a British film of 1976 set in the 1920s directed by Henry Herbert, produced and written by Christopher Neame, and starring Koo Stark. The main setting of the film is Wilton House, which was the director's ancestral seat, and the countryside around it.Emily was a moderate success at the box office in the 1970s, but in the early 1980s it had a revival and did far better, gaining publicity due to a romance between Koo Stark and Prince Andrew. Around that time the film was often shown on HBO and other cable TV channels. Background The film was produced by Christopher Neame, who also wrote the screenplay, claiming to have completed it in seventeen hours. It was intended as a vehicle for him to move into production, and Emily did indeed become his first film. He secured the services of Henry Herbert as director, together with his large house and estate in Wiltshire as location. Neame later wrote that this was "a country house of faded grandeur, but it suited the narrative well with its plush reds and rich greens, all set in a golden landscape". Neame went on to produce Danger UXB, The Flame Trees of Thika, The Irish R.M., Soldier, Soldier, and Monsignor Quixote.The director, Henry Herbert, had begun by making documentaries about musicians but was directing only his second feature film. His first had been Malachi's Cove (1972), which he had both written and directed, based on a short story by Anthony Trollope. The art director of Emily, Jacquemine Charrott Lodwidge, had also worked on Malachi's Cove. The film editor, Keith Palmer, had worked with Lodwidge on another country house picture, Blue Blood (1973), filmed at the nearby Longleat House. The film was Peter Bennett's first as assistant director. Synopsis Emily Foster (Koo Stark) is an American-born seventeen-year-old brought up in London. Her father died when she was a small child, while her mother, Margaret Foster (Sarah Brackett), is supported by a lover. The film, set in 1928, follows Emily as she returns home from a finishing school in Switzerland to her mother's country house in the English countryside, where she meets several characters who would like to seduce her, and follows her induction into sensual pleasures. Richard Walker (Victor Spinetti), her mother's lover, is a middle-aged man-about-town who quietly sets his sights on Emily, while a young American writer and schoolteacher named James Wise (Richard Oldfield) tries to impress her by sensual acrobatics in his flying machine, but her first sexual experience is a lesbian encounter with Augustine Wain (Ina Skriver), a Swedish painter who lives nearby. Emily loses her virginity to the painter's husband, Rupert Wain (Constantin de Goguel).Meanwhile, perhaps intended to mark the contrast in the sexuality of the different classes at the time, housemaid Rachel (Jane Hayden) and her soldier boyfriend Billy (David Auker) are engaged to be married, but Rachel tries to insist on waiting until after their wedding before they make love. Reception The critics did not like the script. Alan Brien wrote in The Observer that Neame and Herbert should have been less tame with a scene in the drawing room, as censorship had been relaxed and the sexuality could have been more explicit. For Kenneth Tynan, Emily "failed to get to first base" in his realm of eroticism.The Variety review was a little kinder: "Story set in England in 1928 deals with teenage Emily returning from finishing school and her subsequent sexual awakening. It is sufficiently well told to sustain screen interest throughout although the acting performance of the cast is collectively unimpressive. Director Henry Herbert lacks consistency, but given the modest budget has put a lot on the screen. Rod McKuen's music score is incongruous at times and never outstanding. A first-time effort for producer Christopher Neame (son of Ronald), this Brent Walker release is a classier than normal British-made entry with highly effective camera work by Jack Hildyard. It has good international playoff potential in selected situations with some strong built in exploitation angles, notably topliner Koo Stark, who will look good on posters, front of house stills, etc."The Motion Picture Guide (1986) commented "Rod McKuen contributes a typically wretched soundtrack".In their book Great Houses of England & Wales (1994), Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd and Christopher Simon Sykes later wrote "The present Lord Pembroke is (as Henry Herbert) a film and television director, best known for the Civil War drama series By the Sword Divided and for Emily, starring Miss Koo Stark." Aftermath The film's leading lady, Koo Stark, suffered in later years from press misrepresentation. In a libel action in 2007, she won an apology and substantial damages from Zoo Weekly, which had described her as a porn star. She commented "I am relieved that my name has been cleared of this false, highly damaging and serious allegation." In June 2019 Stark again won damages for libel in an action against Viacom, whose MTV company had referred to her in the same terms. Cast Koo Stark as Emily Foster Sarah Brackett as Margaret Foster Victor Spinetti as Richard Walker Jane Hayden as Rachel Constantin de Goguel as Rupert Wain Ina Skriver as Augustine Wain Richard Oldfield as James Wise David Auker as Billy Edwards Jeremy Child as Gerald Andrews Jack Haig as Taxi Driver Jeannie Collings as Rosalind Pamela Cundell as Mrs PrinceCrew Director: Henry Herbert, 17th Earl of Pembroke Producer: Christopher Neame Writer: Christopher Neame, as Anthony Morris Assistant Director: Peter Bennett Music: Rod McKuen Cinematography: Jack Hildyard Film Editor: Keith Palmer Art Director: Jacquemine Charrott Lodwidge Production Manager: Caroline Langley, as Caroline NeameRating In 1983, the film was rejected by the British Board of Film Classification because of a scene showing two women together in a shower. 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