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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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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  »

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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

Beatrice Lillie's last film. She was showing early signs of Alzheimer's disease, and had trouble memorizing her lines. During filming, Julie Andrews stood off-camera and repeated Lillie's lines to her, so Lillie could complete her scenes. See more »

Goofs

Millie drives a red roadster (with a drugged Mr. Graydon beside her), chasing the the laundry truck. As Millie makes a right turn from a T-junction, a modern blue-grey station wagon can be seen parked on the top left side of the intersection. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy's dance partner: [dancing] Do you know the Tapioca?
Miss Dorothy Brown: [shy] Can't say I do...
Dorothy's dance partner: It's the latest!
Miss Dorothy Brown: Well, I'm here to learn!
[he whisks her away]
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Connections

Spoofs Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Messiah"
Music by George Frideric Handel
Words adapted from the Bible by Charles Jennens
Sung by an offscreen chorus when Millie first sees her new boss
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User Reviews

 
This is an AWESOME movie
9 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Julie Andrews really shines in this twisted-up romance. She stars as the young, pretty Millie Dillmount, who came to New York, intent on becoming a "modern" and marrying her boss, as was the 'cool' thing to do. She at last finds the 'perfect' boss, a handsome young man named Trevor Graydon. Despite her attempts to suggest her love to him subtly, he doesn't seem to be taking the hint. Along comes Jimmy, too, an irrepressible, lovable paper-clip salesman, who's got his heart set on Millie. Millie tries to stay away from Jimmy and get Mr. Graydon to notice her, going to drastic measures to do so, and all the time while Millie is chasing Mr. Graydon, Jimmy is chasing Millie, and on top of that, Miss Dorothy, Millie's best friend, appears to be chasing both men. In the end, wild and crazy "jazz baby" Muzzy is needed to clear the air and match up lovers once and for all. With an upbeat air and a peppery score, along with Millie's realistic problems and the strange behavior of the housemother, this is definitely a ten on my list.


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