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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Scotti ...
Ted Casablanca (as Alex Davion)
Jacqueline Susann ...
First Reporter
Robert Viharo ...
MC at Telethon
MC Grammy Awards


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 motion picture that shows what America's all time #1 best seller first put into words! See more »


Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 February 1968 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Valle de las muñecas  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mark Robson had a very combative relationship with all his actresses, particularly singling out Sharon Tate for his harsh treatment. Patty Duke hated working with him and, years later, after his death, still called him "a mean son of a bitch". See more »


Although story covers a period of years dating back at least to early Sixties, none of fashions or hairstyles would have been out of place in 1967, year movie was filmed. See more »


Miriam Polar: I'm gonna heat up the lasagna.
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Referenced in The Nanny: Kindervelt Days (1995) See more »


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Music by André Previn
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Performed by Patty Duke (uncredited) (dubbed by Gaille Heideman)
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Gotta Get ON This Merry-Go-Round!
18 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film has everything: (1) A pure, virginal heroine (Barbara Parkins). (2) A basically nice kid corrupted by "Show Business" (Patty Duke). (3) A talentless but good-hearted beauty who meets a sad end (Sharon Tate). (4) An aging musical comedy star desperate to protect her position (Susan Hayward). (5) An assortment of weak, false and unfaithful men (Martin Milner, Tony Scotti and Paul Burke). (6) A seemingly controlling sister-in-law who is hiding a TERRIBLE SECRET (Lee Grant). (7) Several musical numbers with beautiful arrangements (Andre Previn and John Williams) but atrocious lyrics (Dory Previn). (8) Said performers cavorting in front of glamorous sets and handsome scenery. (9) A "Moralistic Happy" ending. (10) Uninterrupted Stupidity.

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