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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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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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June 1978 (USA)  »

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Die Rache der blonden Hexe  »

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Trivia

Miss. Olive Glover's automobile tag is S 9305 J. 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

Alice Finely: [Alice and Stella have just dumped Seattle Slew's manure over Miss Olive Glover, just after getting Miss. Olive Glover's purse away from her in her automobile] Let's see her come out of this one, smelling like a rose!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in I Go Pogo (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

HARPER VALLEY P.T.A.
Words and music by Tom T. Hall
Sung by Jeannie C. Riley
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Barbara Eden Was Excellent
21 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

TITLE: HARPER VALLEY PTA was release in theaters on January 1 1978 and the time on this movie was 93 minutes. Harper Valley PTA is a 1978 comedy movie starring Barbara Eden, Ronn Cox, and Nanette Fabray. . The country music song written by Tom T. Hall of the same title inspired the movie. In 1981, it was adapted into a television series, with Barbara Eden reprising her role. Also starring in this motion picture was Ronny Cox and Nanette Fabray

SUMMARY: The day my momma socked it to the Harper Valley PTA. The smash hit song was considered scandalous and the movie is a terrific satire with a fun-loving comedy style. It's all about that fateful day when my momma socked it to the Harper Valley PTA. Poor Stella Johnson, she and her 13 year old daughter Dee seem to have been overlooked by the Harper Valley welcome wagon. Perhaps it's because Harper Valley wives have suddenly noticed that their husbands leave work the same time voluptuous Stella a widow, goes for her daily jog. These same matrons have decided that Stella should go back where she came from, and threaten to expel her daughter from school because of Stella's nonconformist ways. However, they have another thing coming, because angry Stella and her friend Alice have received a masterful plan for revenge. What ensues is a hysterical scenario of Harper Valley Housekeeping-with Stella wielding the broom-as every PTA. Member gets his just desserts. A delicious comedy confection for the whole family!

MY THOUGHTS: I like this movie because of the comedy and the acting of Barbara Eden. It was nice to see her in another role other than Jeanine. I give this movie 10 weasel stars.


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