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Valley of the Dolls (1967)

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

An original, unused theme song was written by novelist Jacqueline Susann and Bob Gaudio of The Four Seasons. See more »

Goofs

When Neely is tap dancing on the table, shown by her shadow on the wall, there is clearly no pony tail on the shadow, but when she jumps down she has a pony tail. See more »

Quotes

Neely O'Hara: I'm Neely O'Hara, pal, that's ME singing on that jukebox!
Man in bar: Neely O'Hara sings like a bird. You sound like a frog.
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Referenced in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

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I'll Plant My Own Tree
Music by André Previn
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Sung by Susan Hayward (uncredited) (dubbed by Margaret Whiting)
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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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