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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

Certificate:

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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

Some scenes were filmed on the former Hammonds Estate in Montecito, CA. See more »

Goofs

During Muzzy's acrobatics act, wires used to safely propel her through the air are seen in the close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Millie Dillmount: So you're not in paper clips?
Miss Dorothy Brown: Well, that's not far from the truth, Millie. The fortune was founded in steel.
Millie Dillmount: [nodding] Oh. I don't understand.
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Connections

References Safety Last! (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
Played while Millie is on her way to meet her new boss
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User Reviews

My brief review of the film
1 December 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A crazy but enjoyable parody of the films and fashion trends during the 1920s, it has everything from jazz music to silent movie title cards, and there is a hilarious kidnapping subplot tied in with the main storyline. It is a bit too silly, and plus 130 minutes is a little too long, with a few of the dance routines drawn out, but this is great entertainment otherwise. The title song, costumes and set design all reflect the era very well, the cinematography is excellent, making everything interesting to look at, and some of the editing work and the sound design are great too. The supporting cast adds a lot of flavour to the mix. Beatrice Lillie comes off the best but Jack Soo, Pat Morita, and just about everyone else are close behind. Maybe it is a bit silly, maybe it is overlong, but it is a delight and a compelling film due to its uniqueness and bizarreness.


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