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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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Louis Nye ...
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Dee Johnson
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Mr. Harper
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Skeeter
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Willa Mae Jones (as Fay De Witt)
J.J. Barry ...
Tex
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Dutch
Irene Yah-Ling Sun ...
Myrna Wong (as Irene Yah Ling Sun)
Louise Foley ...
Mavis
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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

At the Harper Valley P. T. A. meeting that Stella Johnson drove to and brought her daughter, Dee Johnson, along with her: Stella Johnson deeply embarrassed eight Harper Valley P. T. A. members, in order they are: First was Bobby Taylor. Second, Holly Taylor, (Bobby Taylor's wife). Third, Kirby Baker. Fourth, Willa Mae Johnson. Fifth, Harper Valley's mayor, Otis Harper, Junior. Sixth, Shirley Thompson. Seventh, Miss. Olive Glover. Eighth, extremely egotistical Harper Valley P. T. A. President, Mrs. Flora Simpson Reilly. 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 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

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 »

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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Featherweight fun
9 March 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Good sitcom-ish movie that makes for a pleasant few hours entertainment. A cast of old-style character actor pros make the rather silly plot worth watching. The revenge set-pieces are the highlights, but the action ending doesn't ruin the fun. Any movie that focuses on good guys squelching the snobs is worth getting, and Barbara Eden is always watchable.


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