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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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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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

21 March 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Mary Tyler Moore's autobiography "After All", Lew Wasserman had brought her to Universal after her unexpected success as a comic actress on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) with the hopes of making her "the next Doris Day" in light movie comedies. This was originally intended to be a film of that type until Julie Andrews came onboard, and only then did it become a musical that focused more on her. Also, Moore originally had a solo song that was cut from the final release. See more »


When Millie and Jimmy take the car on a wild joyride after the dance, they pass the same cars and same pedestrians passing the same locations multiple times. See more »


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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Featured in 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) See more »


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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung by Carol Channing
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For Jazz Babies Everywhere!
8 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" is a thoroughly wonderful movie! With stars like Julie Andrews, Carol Channing and Beatrice Lillie, how can you lose?. The answer: You can't! Splendid songs, dances and a sometimes hilarious script blend into top entertainment. Julie Andrews stated she took the role because she didn't have much longer to play ingénue parts. And she couldn't have chosen better. She is perfect as Mllie, the Kansas innocent (with a forgivably British accent) who comes to the Big City (circa 1922) to land a rich husband. At the same time, she meets "Miss" Dorothy Brown (an appealing Mary Tyler Moore), a self-described "rich orphan" out to experience life among the working girls. A chance meeting with Jimmy Smith (James Fox, currently in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") leads to a meeting with fabulously wealthy playgirl Muzzy Van Hossmere (Carol Channing) and a series of delightful mishaps. Along the way, Millie becomes enamored of her handsome boss, Trevor Graydon (John Gavin) and learns the REAL occupation of her mysterious landlady, Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie). All of the performers are "just swell", but inevitably, Lillie and Channing (who got an Oscar nomination) stand out, and there is a terrific turn by Cavada Humphrey as a formidable office manager. A typically polished Ross Hunter production, original songs by Sammy Cahn And James Van Heusen, and a musical background of standards by Oscar-winner Elmer Bernstein make this "Thoroughly Irresistible!"

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