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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  »

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

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 »

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

Miss Dorothy Brown: [talking about the dance, as she's moving in] Would you introduce me to the gang?
Millie Dillmount: Well, they're a pretty high-spirited bunch.
Miss Dorothy Brown: White poor people usually are.
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Connections

Referenced in The Barefoot Executive (1971) 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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What A Funny Movie
30 May 2005 | by (Richardson, Texas) – See all my reviews

Sad to learn that this was Beatrice Lillie's final movie. But her henchman assistants had better things ahead. Oriental #1 would go on to the 12th Precinct (Jack Soo-Barney Miller) while Oriental #2 would go on to own Arnold's in Milwaukee and help Daniel LaRusso become a karate kid (Pat Morita).

One of my favorite running gags of the movie is the elevator where you have to dance to get it going. Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Beatrice Lillie had to dance. Even Pat Morita and Jack Soo danced to the tune of "Japanese Sandman". The last time I ever heard "Japanese Sandman" was the theme to an old local TV farm report show in Houston, Texas (Dewey Compton).


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