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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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Musical/Variety with a country bent set in the fictional town of Harper Valley. The show was inspired by host Jeanne C. Riley's crossover hit song of the same name.

Director: Jonathan Lucas
Stars: Jeannie C. Riley, Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis
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Kirby Baker
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Dee Johnson
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Mr. Harper
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Willa Mae Jones (as Fay De Witt)
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Myrna Wong (as Irene Yah Ling Sun)
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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

Two C. B. radio names to two groups. Bar Belly was the handle of Will Newton and Herbie Maddox. Deep Set the handle of was Stella Johnson and Alice Finely. See more »

Goofs

The home movie Stella and Alice made clearly shows the two setting up the camera outside the bedroom window. When the video is played in school, it starts her answering the door and then later in the bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Reilly twin: [Dee has been talking to Carlyle] You'd better watch who you converse with, Carlyle... I hear it's catching.
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Crazy Credits

Immediately, during the first five seconds, of chapter one, the HBO DVD has This is an "APRIL FOOL'S PRODUCTION phrase, just before Jeannie C. Riley's song begins and as the movie opening credits start beginning. See more »


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HARPER VALLEY P.T.A.
Words and music by Tom T. Hall
Sung by Jeannie C. Riley
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12 March 1999 | by (LaPlace, LA.) – See all my reviews

The Harper Valley P.T.A. learned a very good lesson in ethics. Teaches you to call someone something when you are not so clean yourself. Barbara couldn't have played the part better.


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