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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

 -  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)  »

Also Known As:

Millie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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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

The interior theatre audience, with the main characters seated in the front opera box, was filmed on Universal Studios' stage 28 permanent oldest stage set in existence in Hollywood's history, the original 1925 and 1943 remake of the original "Phantom of the Opera" feature film. The same set had been used the previous year, 1966, for the final sequence of Alfred Hitchcock's feature spy film the "Torn Curtain." See more »

Goofs

When Muzzy sings lower and lower notes it causes a martini glass to break suddenly. But glass is broken by its resonate frequency - the note it makes when it's rung by tapping it sharply. A much higher note than Muzzy's is needed to break a martini glass. See more »

Quotes

Muzzy Van Hossmere: [seeing Millie in tears] Oh! Moderns don't cry.
Millie Dillmount: No. No, of course not.
Muzzy Van Hossmere: Now Millie, I must apologize for my guest. Judith is a rude and spoiled young lady. You must not let her upset you.
Millie Dillmount: Oh Muzzy, I'm so mixed up, so confused. It's not only Miss Tremaine, though she did read me right. I am a working girl, and a boob.
Muzzy Van Hossmere: Well, there's certainly nothing wrong with being a working girl. I was a working girl myself in the chorus, but I wasn't a boob.
Millie Dillmount: No, you married well, and that's exactly my plan, ...
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Connections

Referenced in Silver Spoons: Thoroughly Modern Mildred (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

The Japanese Sandman
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Sung by Jack Soo and Pat Morita
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User Reviews

 
Sweet, Cute, Lots Of Fun
15 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A brilliant musical offering well worth watching. Whether you like it or not all depends on taste; If you're like me and could watch and listen to Julie Andrews forever, it's for you. The rest of the cast is also fantastic, with Mary Tyler Moore as sweet Miss Dorothy and Beatrice Lillie as the hilarious Mrs Meers, and how could we forget Carol Channing as the fabulous Muzzy? Many people seem to have negative views on this movie; To others, it's great. If you're looking for deep, meaningful and heavy stuff, this probably isn't the movie for you. If you're looking for light, fluffy fun, come and bask in the glory of "Thoroughly Modern Millie"!


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