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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

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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Julie as you love her... in the happiest motion picture hit of the year! See more »


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Release Date:

22 March 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Millie  »

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?


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 »


When Mrs. Meers is first spraying chloroform in the room without the gas mask, she faints and falls over backwards. When Miss Dorothy comes into the room, she is snuggled up on the bed holding a doll. See more »


Millie Dillmount: I like you.
Jimmy Smith: And I like you, by jingo.
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Featured in The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (2000) See more »


Written by Zez Confrey
Danced by Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore in the elevator
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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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