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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 women in show business.

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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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The nation's most startling and hotly discussed best-seller now on the screen with every shock and sensation intact 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

Barbara Parkins originally tested for the role of Neely O'Hara before she was cast as Anne Welles. See more »

Goofs

While recovering in bed at the hotel after her biopsy, Jennifer's hair flip flops from hanging down her back to hanging down front of her nightgown. See more »

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Kevin Gillmore: The girl will be identified with Gillian products, exclusively. I will start her off at 300 dollars a week.
Henry Bellamy: Gillmore, that's sabotage!
Anne Welles: It's also very tempting.
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Referenced in Fun Down There (1989) 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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Trash--with a twist!
9 December 2002 | by (Hoboken, nj) – See all my reviews

There's nothing I can add to the many hilarious and trenchant comments of other IMDB users--"Valley" will live forever as one of the greatest bad movies ever. But here's something nobody else has picked up on. The scene when Patty/Neely discovers hubby Ted cavorting in the pool with another woman? Well, before Patty/Neely sees them, she hears splashing and giddy, girlish laugh. That splash and laugh are Marilyn Monroe--audio from her famous nude swim scene in "Something's Git To Give," the movie she never finished.

Somebody at 20th Century Fox--MM's home studio--had a perverse sense of humor!


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