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Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)

 -  Comedy  -  June 1978 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Also Known As:

Die Rache der blonden Hexe  »

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Trivia

90% of Ron Masak's dialogue was ad-libbed, as directed. See more »

Goofs

The home movie Stella and Alice made on the sly is in Super 8mm, but the educational film they supposedly snipped it into is in 16mm. See more »

Quotes

Willa Mae Jones: [to her class just before showing the film on sex education] If any of you think that sex is a laughing matter, wait until you get married.
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Crazy Credits

Manure was courtesy of 1977's Triple-Crown Winning horse, Seattle Slew. See more »


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HARPER VALLEY P.T.A.
Words and music by Tom T. Hall
Performed by Jeannie C. Riley
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A fun song makes for a pretty good comedy
13 October 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Someone had the right idea of visualizing Jeannie C. Riley's fantastic country-western song "Harper Valley P.T.A." with a low-budget and a low brow. A big glossy look and lots of celebrities in the cast would've sapped the raucous spirit of this piece. As party-girl Mrs. Johnson, Barbara Eden is perfectly cast, as are Susan Swift as her somewhat embarrassed daughter and Nanette Fabray as her gal-pal. The picture moves along swimmingly until a chase-climax pops the balloon (it's too routine and badly extended). Still, the details here are just right and the writing is pretty solid--and creating a screenplay from one song can't be easy. **1/2 from ****


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