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

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

When Muzzy is talking to Millie in the garden, her hair changes from being slicked down to being full and wavy. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Smith: [as he's being dragged away by Miss Flannery] It seems I'm leaving now. Goodbye, Millie.
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Soundtracks

The Tapioca
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by James Fox (uncredited) (dubbed by Jimmy Bryant) (uncredited) and danced by him,
Julie Andrews (uncredited), Mary Tyler Moore (uncredited) and dancers
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User Reviews

 
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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