Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Nye ...
Kirby Baker
Audrey Christie ...
Flora Simpson Reilly
Herbie Maddox
Dee Johnson
Mr. Harper
Willa Mae Jones (as Fay De Witt)
J.J. Barry ...
Irene Yah-Ling Sun ...
Myrna Wong (as Irene Yah Ling Sun)
Louise Foley ...


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)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rache der blonden Hexe  »

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Stella Johnson's late husband and Dee Johnson's late father's first name is Harry. See more »


The scene at the race track was obviously not filmed in Ohio. There are palm trees in the distance. See more »


Willa Mae Jones: [to her all female class students, just before showing the film on sex education, that Stella Johnson and Alice Finely spliced it with clips of Willa Mae Jones] If any of you think that sex is a laughing matter, wait until you get married!
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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 »


References Peyton Place (1957) See more »


Shady Sadie
Words and music by Gary Carver, Luana Anders & George Edwards
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Sock it to 'em!
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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