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
The song was scandalous. The movie is hilarious!
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[to Stella, pointing to the back seat of her car before they go out to deal with Otis Harper
We've got a passenger.
I thought you could use some help.
I kind of figured it out.
Well, welcome aboard the Harper Valley steamroller!
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HARPER VALLEY P.T.A.
Words and music by Tom T. Hall
Performed by Jeannie C. Riley See more