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Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)

PG | | Comedy | June 1978 (USA)
Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, think that she is a little too liberal and liberated for ... See full summary »

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Louis Nye ...
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Dee Johnson
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Mr. Harper
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Skeeter
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Willa Mae Jones (as Fay De Witt)
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Tex
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Dutch
Irene Yah-Ling Sun ...
Myrna Wong (as Irene Yah Ling Sun)
Louise Foley ...
Mavis
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Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, think that she is a little too liberal and liberated for them, so they are making things tough for her and her daughter. When the PTA board threaten to have her daughter expelled unless Stella changes her ways, she decides to get back at them by first exposing all their hidden secrets and then pulling all sorts of humiliating pranks on them. When she decides to run for the position of PTA President, they are really infuriated and try to stop her any way they can. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The song was scandalous. The movie is hilarious!

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Die Rache der blonden Hexe  »

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Trivia

As Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978) was being filmed, Affirmed, ridden by Steve Cauthen won all three 1978's triple crown horse races, one day less than a year, (52 weeks) after Seattle Slew won, in 1977. (Seattle Slew, 1977) and (Affirmed, 1978). 1977 & 1978 are the only consecutive years, this feat has occurred in horse racing history. See more »

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The date, September 8th, 1968, was a Sunday, not a week-day, (for school, teachers and students). Dee Johnson mentioned the date, as she was postponing the election voting, from an immediate start, that Mrs. Flora Simpson Riley had planned on. See more »

Quotes

Dee Johnson: [looking at her reflection, in the mirror, just after Alice Finely's completed her make-over; she looks beautiful] Is that me?
Alice Finely: Well, it ain't Dracula's daughter, baby!
Dee Johnson: Mama, is that really me?
Stella Johnson: [weeping tears of joy & happiness, of her daughter's new ideal look] It always was you, honey! It always was you!
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Crazy Credits

As Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978) concludes, Will proposes to Stella and she accepted his proposal. As they get in the helicopter and start for their trip, a note on a long & clear plastic banner, of "STELLA JOHNSON FOR MAYOR" (in red capital letters) is tied on the tail of the helicopter, trailing behind them. See more »

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References Peyton Place (1957) See more »

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Shady Sadie
Words and music by Gary Carver, Luana Anders & George Edwards
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Featherweight fun
9 March 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Good sitcom-ish movie that makes for a pleasant few hours entertainment. A cast of old-style character actor pros make the rather silly plot worth watching. The revenge set-pieces are the highlights, but the action ending doesn't ruin the fun. Any movie that focuses on good guys squelching the snobs is worth getting, and Barbara Eden is always watchable.


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