6.9/10
5,783
96 user 19 critic

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Millie Dillmount comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality, and white slavers.

Director:

George Roy Hill

Writer:

Richard Morris
Reviews
Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Julie Andrews ... Millie Dillmount
James Fox ... Jimmy Smith
Mary Tyler Moore ... Miss Dorothy Brown
Carol Channing ... Muzzy Van Hossmere
John Gavin ... Trevor Graydon
Jack Soo ... Oriental #1
Pat Morita ... Oriental #2
Philip Ahn ... Tea
Anthony Dexter ... Juarez
Cavada Humphrey Cavada Humphrey ... Miss Flannery
Herbie Faye ... Taxi Driver
Michael St. Clair Michael St. Clair ... Baron Richter
Lisabeth Hush Lisabeth Hush ... Judith Tremaine
Ann Dee Ann Dee ... Singer
Beatrice Lillie ... Mrs. Meers
Learn more

More Like This 

Star! (1968)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A musical biography of Gertrude Lawrence, who led a hustling and bustling life on the stage.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig
Darling Lili (1970)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set during World War I, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson, Jeremy Kemp
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An American Naval Officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas
Hawaii (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris
Victor/Victoria (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A woman pretending to be a man impersonating a woman.

Directors: Matthew Diamond, Blake Edwards, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Julie Andrews, Tony Roberts, Michael Nouri
Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sorrowful Jones (Walter Matthau) is a cheap bookie in the 1930s. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her... See full summary »

Director: Walter Bernstein
Stars: Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis
That's Life! (1986)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A wealthy yet depressed architect and his sympathetic wife strive to conquer their life issues in anticipation of Harvey Fairchild's (Jack Lemmon's) 60th birthday party.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman
Cinderella (TV Special 1957)
Musical | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Although mistreated by her cruel Stepmother (Ilka Chase) and stepsisters Portia (Kaye Ballard) and Joy (Alice Ghostley), Cinderella (Dame Julie Andrews) is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a Fairy Godmother (Edie Adams).

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: Julie Andrews, Ilka Chase, Edie Adams
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Newlyweds Julian and Lily Berniers have been in Chicago on business before returning to their hometown, New Orleans, where they'll meet with Julian's older spinster sisters Anna and Carrie,... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mischievous, adventuresome fourteen-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a crush on him.

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Peter Sellers, Tippy Walker, Merrie Spaeth
Edit

Storyline

In 1922 New York City, Millie Dillmount (Dame Julie Andrews) and Miss Dorothy Brown (Mary Tyler Moore) are just two of the girls living at the Priscilla Hotel for Single Young Ladies run by Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie). Orphaned, Miss Dorothy, just recently arrived, is a naive, old-fashioned girl from a seemingly privileged background who has aspirations to be a stage actress. From more modest means, Millie, in New York City for three months, used to be old-fashioned, but now has a new modern sensibility and look to match, complete with bobbed hair and dresses with hemlines above the knee. Included in this new modern sensibility is Millie's goal of getting a job as a stenographer, with a quick promotion to being her wealthy boss' "Mrs." Love is not to factor into the equation. She believes she's found the right employer in the form of chisel-jawed Trevor Graydon (John Gavin) of the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. Millie's pursuit of Mr. Graydon is despite the fact that Mr. Graydon ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The happiest picture in years. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Anthony Dexter played a small role as a tango-dancing gigolo. He had made his theatrical movie debut in Valentino (1951), playing the title character in a similar style. See more »

Goofs

When Millie is about to drive away from the hotel with Trevor Graydon, she is wearing a black and white checkerboard hat. In the next shot as she is actually driving away, the person behind the steering wheel is not wearing a hat. In the next shot, she is once again wearing the hat. See more »

Quotes

Miss Dorothy Brown: Oh, I do hope he won't be an addict. I mean with all that dope.
Millie Dillmount: It didn't hurt Sleeping Beauty or Snow White.
See more »

Alternate Versions

On some video releases of Thoroughly Modern Millie, the Overture is cut out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Moon Zero Two (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Face
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Benny Davis
Sung by Julie Andrews
See more »

User Reviews

A Showcase for Julie
1 February 1999 | by dweckSee all my reviews

Hard for me to be objective, here, since I've been madly in love with Julie Andrews since being first exposed to her crystalline voice when I was three.

But I'll try: "Millie's" first half is, to quote the screenplay, "Delish," with Andrews vamping and camping throughout. I am unable to take my eyes off her as she clowns, flirts, cavorts, and also sings and dances (getting her hotel elevator to work results in a showstopper). The vehicle--a pastiche of 1920s conventions (including "moderns") and filmgoing techniques (including iris-outs and title cards)--is the frothy light story of a British import who comes to America and finds true love.

The second half gets bogged down in the overwrought script, with all the machinations of a white slavery plot and a pair of "inscrutible" Orientals who, in this day and age of racial sensitivity, get far worse than they deserve.

Some history: Ross Hunter, the producer, wanted to film "The Boy Friend," the Broadway musical that had introduced Andrews to the U.S. stage. When the rights were unavailable, he devised his own script, using the same setting--the 1920s. A "small" musical evolved.

Then Julie's star went through the stratosphere. And the Universal "suits," smelling another payday, insisted that the movie be a road-show presentation--with a road-show running time(and at which road-show prices could be charged). Little "Millie" had an intermission added, and her running time was increased considerably.

The movie's still a lot of fun and definitely recommendable (especially to Andrews fans), but let's just say that, at times, it more than shows its stretchmarks!


16 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 96 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French | German | Italian | Hebrew

Release Date:

22 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thoroughly Modern Millie See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (roadshow)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)| Mono (35 mm prints)| 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed