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 »
Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When the football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite ... 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
All but the last 2 weeks of filming were directed by Ralph Senensky. He left after expressing concern that the elephants would be spooked on Halloween night, when a scene was scheduled to be shot. As it turned out, he was correct and Nanette Fabray was injured. Nanette Fabray was fortunate to survive the severe injury, from an elephant. See more »
The scene at the race track was obviously not filmed in Ohio. There are palm trees in the distance. See more »
[just catching Bobby Taylor outside a motel, trying to escape, wearing nothing but a firehouse hose wrapped around him, and as Bobby Taylor was about to unlock his automobile and escape, after Stella Johnson pretended to have an affair, she got Bobby Taylor to the front door and shoved him outside, Stella then hid his clothes, re-dressed and left for home]
Hey, buddy... where's the fire?
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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 »
Again this was one of those movies I added to my Netflix queue just to see if it was as good as I remembered. It was well worth watching again.
It's another small town movie, actually filmed in Lebanon Ohio according to the end credits.
A great send up of small town politics and social cliques that try to be something more than they really are. Yes, It's based on the song and one of the few C&W hits I will listen to.
I noticed in the movie that Barbara Eden appeared to have aged and did some research. She was 44 when the movie came out. Too bad all 44 year old women don't hold up that well. I found myself wondering more than once how she got in those tight pants though. :-) The movie appeals to the lecher in every man because of her looks but in reality she was just trying to be a good single mother and had the right to enjoy herself as well. The innocent romantic scenes with Will will please most women.
The high school scenes were realistic and as I remembered them from my high school years. Typical stuff, popular athlete won't hardly speak to anyone except the cheerleader type.
I like older movies like this because they were funny and didn't rely on a lot of vulgar language and car crashes to grab your attention. Just good wholesome humor with enough adult themes to keep you from being bored.
The hay truck dumping barn waste in the board members car and the credit of "Manure supplied by Seattle Slew" were about as adult as it got. That and the ubiquitous high school sex education film clips. (Did everybody have to sit through those in high school?) Probably not a movie you should let your five year old watch and most teenagers would think it was lame.
Well worth another look just to see how Hollywood has forgotten how to make a lightweight comedy.
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