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Director:
Writers:
Jacqueline Susann (novel)
Helen Deutsch (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
9 February 1968 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The nation's most startling and hotly discussed best-seller now on the screen with every shock and sensation intact See more »
Plot:
Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"My beautiful little dolls. Just one...and one more." See more (132 total) »

Cast

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Barbara Parkins ... Anne Welles

Patty Duke ... Neely O'Hara
Paul Burke ... Lyon Burke

Sharon Tate ... Jennifer North
Tony Scotti ... Tony Polar

Martin Milner ... Mel Anderson
Charles Drake ... Kevin Gillmore
Alexander Davion ... Ted Casablanca (as Alex Davion)

Lee Grant ... Miriam Polar

Naomi Stevens ... Miss Steinberg
Robert H. Harris ... Henry Bellamy
Jacqueline Susann ... First Reporter
Robert Viharo ... Director

Joey Bishop ... MC at Telethon
George Jessel ... MC Grammy Awards

Susan Hayward ... Helen Lawson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Angarola ... Claude Chardot (uncredited)
Mikel Angel ... Man in Sleazy Hotel Room (uncredited)
Penny Antine ... Nurse in Sanitarium (uncredited)

David Arkin ... Western Union Boy (uncredited)
Philippe Auber ... Jennifer's Leading Man (uncredited)
Billy Beck ... Man Sleeping in Movie Theatre (uncredited)
Pat Becker ... Telethon Telephone Girl (uncredited)
Richard Brander ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Marvin Brody ... Movie Theatre Manager (uncredited)
Norman Burton ... Neely O'Hara's Director (uncredited)
Owen Bush ... Reporter at Suicide (uncredited)
Barry Cahill ... Rough Character in San Francisco Bar (uncredited)
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Reporter (uncredited)
Gene Columbus ... Dancer (uncredited)

Darlene Conley ... Nurse in Sanitarium (uncredited)
Mason Curry ... Waiter at New Haven Hotel (uncredited)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)

Diana Eden ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ella Edwards ... Nurse in Sanitarium (uncredited)
Allen Emerson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Tom Falk ... Neely O'Hara's Stage Manager (uncredited)
Roy Fitzell ... Choreographer (uncredited)
Gertrude Flynn ... Ladies' Room Attendant (uncredited)
Jennifer Gan ... Show Girl Actress (uncredited)
Jeanne Gerson ... Neely O'Hara's Maid (uncredited)
Robert Gibbons ... Desk Clerk at Lawrenceville Hotel (uncredited)
Laurence Haddon ... Frank - Blue Angel Nightclub Owner (uncredited)
Paul Hahn ... Captain of Waiters at Chasens (uncredited)

Marvin Hamlisch ... Pianist (uncredited)
Ernest Harada ... Lyon's Houseboy (uncredited)
Jonathan Hawke ... Doctor in Sanitarium (uncredited)

Richard Hoyt ... Reporter #2 at Suicide (uncredited)
Kathryn Janssen ... Extra (uncredited)
Jason Johnson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Maurice Kelly ... Dance Director in Montage (uncredited)
Charlotte Knight ... Neely O'Hara's Maid (uncredited)
Ted Kristian ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Gerry Lock ... Nurse in Sanitarium (uncredited)
Judith Lowry ... Aunt Amy (uncredited)
Donna Mantoan ... Girl in Sanitarium (uncredited)
Mardie March ... Reporter (uncredited)
Marian Mason ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bob McCord ... Edward - Playhouse Bartender (uncredited)
Leslie McRay ... Ted's Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Dorothy Neumann ... Helen Lawson's Maid (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Bartender (uncredited)
Barry O'Hara ... Asst. Stage Manager (uncredited)
Linda Peck ... Telethon Telephone Girl (uncredited)
Thelma Pelish ... Rehearsal Hall Receptionist (uncredited)

Gil Peterson ... Neely's Leading Man (uncredited)
Don Pethley ... Reporter (uncredited)
Leona Powers ... Woman at Martha Washington Hotel (uncredited)
Peggy Rea ... Neely O'Hara's Vocal Coach (uncredited)
Margaret Shinn ... Nurse (uncredited)
Ted Stanhope ... Maitre D' at Chasens (uncredited)
Joe Stefano ... San Francisco Bartender (uncredited)
Margot Stevenson ... Anne's Mother (uncredited)
Gail Stone ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Robert Street ... Choreographer (uncredited)
Corinna Tsopei ... Telethon Telephone Girl (uncredited)
John Ward ... Neely O'Hara's Psychiatrist (uncredited)
Darryl Wells ... Willie, Anne's Boyfriend Left Behind at Train Station (uncredited)
Louis Whitehill ... Reporter (uncredited)

Margaret Whiting ... Helen Lawson (uncredited) (singing voice)
Patricia Winters ... Redhead (uncredited)
William Wintersole ... Tony's Doctor (uncredited)
Charles Woolf ... Reporter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Robson 
 
Writing credits
Jacqueline Susann (novel "Valley of the Dolls")

Helen Deutsch (screenplay) &
Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Robson .... producer
David Weisbart .... producer
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Casting by
Joe Scully (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Philip M. Jefferies (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton  (as Raphael G. Bretton)
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Travilla (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Kenneth .... hair styles designer: Miss Parkins
Edith Lindon .... makeup supervisor
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Kaye Pownall .... hair stylist (as Kay Pownall)
 
Production Management
Francisco Day .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
Robert J. Koster .... first assistant director: New York (uncredited)
Arthur Steckler .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound
David Dockendorf .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Gerald Endler .... mechanical effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Byers .... electrician (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Johnson .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor
John Williams .... conductor
John Williams .... music adaptor
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Frank Khoury .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Sidney .... choreographer
Edward Folger .... production assistant (uncredited)
Arthur Steckler .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving substance abuse, some sexual content, partial nudity and language (2006 re-rating)
Runtime:
123 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:PG-13 | USA:GP (1971 re-rating) | USA:PG-13 (2006 re-rating) | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Raquel Welch screen-tested for the role of Jennifer North. When she was then offered it she turned it down and was suspended by 20th Century-Fox as a result. Sharon Tate eventually took the part.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: When a drunken Neely plops down on a chaise at Lyon's house, one of the bows on her shoe comes flying off.See more »
Quotes:
Neely O'Hara:Mel? God? Neely?... NEEEEEEELYYY O'HARAAAAAAAA!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Divine Ms. Susann (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Give A Little MoreSee more »

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32 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
"My beautiful little dolls. Just one...and one more.", 5 May 2001
Author: Vince-5 from northeastern PA

The film adaptation of Valley of the Dolls is stupid, empty, overly melodramatic...and a lot of fun!

Jacqueline Susann's 1966 novel is my all-time favorite, and her gritty, glossy pulp material was severely diluted for the big screen. That is the main problem. Too many punches are pulled, the characters are sweetened up, and a completely ridiculous happy ending (which Jackie hated) is substituted for the book's bleak, satisfying conclusion. Mark Robson's film has none of the spirit of its basis.

With that out of the way, the movie is very enjoyable for what it is: An unintentional laugh riot. The dialogue is hilarious and eminently quotable--"Boobies, boobies, boobies! Nothin' but boobies! Who needs 'em? I never had any! Didn't hurt me none!" Most of the supposedly "dramatic" and "touching" scenes are a scream. Patty Duke is priceless as the speech-slurring, tantrum-throwing, self-destructive Neely O'Hara. Watch her flailing around during the "It's Impossible" number; notice the embarrassing position of her beads. Barbara Parkins seems to have taken one Seconal too many before shooting, as she appears to be completely anesthetized. Susan Hayward gets to bellow a lot, fight with Duke, and get her wig thrown into a toilet in the most famous scene. The only one who comes off really well is Sharon Tate, a talent who never got the attention she deserved in life. Hers are the only genuinely affecting moments in the film, especially her final scene.

The candy-colored photography is good, beautifully capturing the glossy red capsules taken at every turn. The hair and fashions are glamorous--and so is the hairspray can! Dionne Warwick sings the beautiful theme, and the rest of the songs are enjoyably silly. I have the soundtrack LP--TWO copies! In conclusion, the ultimate camp classic! I'm off to take another doll now....

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