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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  21 March 1967 (USA)
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Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.

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Storyline

In 1922 New York City, Millie Dillmount and Miss Dorothy Brown are just two of the girls living at the Priscilla Hotel for Single Young Ladies run by Mrs. Meers. Orphaned, Miss Dorothy, just recently arrived, is a naive, old-fashioned girl from a seemingly privileged background who has aspirations to be a stage actress. From more modest means, Millie, in New York for three months, used to be old fashioned, but now has a new modern sensibility and look to match, complete with bobbed hair and dresses with hemlines above the knee. Included in this new modern sensibility is Millie's goal of getting a job as a stenographer, with a quick promotion to being her wealthy boss' "Mrs.". Love is not to factor into the equation. She believes she's found the right employer in the form of chisel-jawed Trevor Graydon of the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. Millie's pursuit of Mr. Graydon is despite the fact that Mr. Graydon sees her as one of the boys, he has old fashioned sensibilities, and Millie ... Written by Huggo

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Our own lovable .... Julie Andrews singing dancing delighting is "Thoroughly Modern Millie" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

21 March 1967 (USA)  »

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Millie  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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| (roadshow)

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(Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mary Tyler Moore said that she always thinks of the tap dancing scene in this film whenever she sees an elevator. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Ethel Pease is singing "Looking at the World through Rose-Colored Glasses". The scene is set in 1922, but the song was written in 1926. See more »

Quotes

Trevor Graydon: Swell! Just swell!
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Featured in Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tapioca
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by James Fox (uncredited) (dubbed by Jimmy Bryant) (uncredited) and danced by him,
Julie Andrews (uncredited), Mary Tyler Moore (uncredited) and dancers
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Depiction of an era long gone!!
26 January 2005 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie in college, and was impressed with it at the time; I bought the DVD recently and find it is a wonderful presentation; the colors are vibrant again and the music is well preserved and very listenable especially in surround sound....this version includes a musical intro. intermission music and exit music; unfortunately not any extras, other than the original trailer, but all in all a good package for the price....The twenties era is well portrayed, with the many fashions and fads brought into play and interwoven into the plot of the movie. The leads are all very good, with the exception of Mary Tyler Moore, whose acting is not very on key...Carol Channing is exceptional in the comic part of Muzzy, and there is a twist ending that involves her, which I won't give away to anyone who has not seen the movie....again the music and dancing make the movie with old standards such as Baby Face, Poor Butterfly, Do it again, and on and on with a few new ditties thrown in, by Elmer Bernstein and Andre Previn....this movie was nominated for several awards and one one for music...Enjoy!!


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