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Valley of the Dolls (1967)

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Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.

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Storyline

Anne Welles, a bright, brash young New England college grad leaves her Peyton Place-ish small town and heads for Broadway, where she hopes to find an exciting job and sophisticated men. During her misadventures in Manhattan and, later, Hollywood, she shares experiences with two other young hopefuls: Jennifer North, a statuesque, Monroe-ish actress who wants to be accepted as a human being, but is regarded as a sex object by all the men she meets, and Neely O'Hara, a talented young actress who's accused of using devious means by a great older star (Helen Lawson) to reach the top, pulling an "All About Eve"-type deception in order to steal a good role away from her. Written by filmfactsman

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In the Valley of the Dolls, it's instant turn-on... dolls to put you to sleep at night, kick you awake in the morning, make life seem great - instant love, instant excitement, ultimate hell! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving substance abuse, some sexual content, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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9 February 1968 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Valle de las muñecas  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Her last album release for United Artists Records, "Patty Duke Sings Songs From Valley of the Dolls and Other Selections" failed to rack up robust sales, and the LP would go out of print after just one year. Gene Kelly, writing the liner notes, extolled, "Of course, Patty is an exciting singer, but precisely because her voice is excited and emotional and full of action." See more »

Goofs

While walking in a snow covered park with Tony, Jennifer is wearing a cream colored trench coat. While sitting on a park bench, a brown price hangtag is clearly visible hanging beneath her right arm. Obviously, a new coat and someone forgot to remove the price tag. See more »

Quotes

Neely O'Hara: Ted Casablanca says he's the joke of the town
Jennifer North: I wouldn't pay any attention to that. You know how bitchy fags can be!
Neely O'Hara: He's not even 30 and he's made over a million bucks!
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Referenced in Outrageous! (1977) See more »

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It's Impossible
Music by André Previn
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Performed by Patty Duke (uncredited) (dubbed by Gaille Heideman)
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Perfect, delicious, pure trash!
29 July 1999 | by (Ferndale, MI) – See all my reviews

Probably my favorite film of all time. The best classic trash, with the greatest costumes, and the biggest hair! Watch for the poolside scene in which Patty Duke, Martin Milner, and Sharon Tate all say "fag"! I'm sure everyone on Earth noticed the famous "beads-around-the-breasts" shot, so we won't go there. My favorite line: Barbara Parkins tells Patty Duke that she shouldn't be taking her "dolls" with alcohol, and Patty says "It makes 'em work faster."


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