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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
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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 ... Judith Tremaine
Ann Dee Ann Dee ... Singer
Beatrice Lillie ... Mrs. Meers
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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

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Certificate:

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Trivia

The stage musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" opened at the Marquis Theater in New York City, New York on April 18, 2002, ran for nine hundred three performances and won the 2002 Tony Award for the Best Musical and was nominated for Best Book and Score. See more »

Goofs

The baritone saxophone that Muzzy plays is a low A baritone saxophone. Such saxophones did not exist until the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Muzzy Van Hossmere: [seeing Millie in tears] Oh! Moderns don't cry.
Millie Dillmount: No. No, of course not.
Muzzy Van Hossmere: Now Millie, I must apologize for my guest. Judith is a rude and spoiled young lady. You must not let her upset you.
Millie Dillmount: Oh Muzzy, I'm so mixed up, so confused. It's not only Miss Tremaine, though she did read me right. I am a working girl, and a boob.
Muzzy Van Hossmere: Well, there's certainly nothing wrong with being a working girl. I was a working girl myself in the chorus, but I wasn't a boob.
Millie Dillmount: No, you married well, and that's exactly my plan, and ...
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Thoroughly Modern Mili (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It Again
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung by Carol Channing
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This is an AWESOME movie
9 April 2005 | by popsicle_465See all my reviews

Julie Andrews really shines in this twisted-up romance. She stars as the young, pretty Millie Dillmount, who came to New York, intent on becoming a "modern" and marrying her boss, as was the 'cool' thing to do. She at last finds the 'perfect' boss, a handsome young man named Trevor Graydon. Despite her attempts to suggest her love to him subtly, he doesn't seem to be taking the hint. Along comes Jimmy, too, an irrepressible, lovable paper-clip salesman, who's got his heart set on Millie. Millie tries to stay away from Jimmy and get Mr. Graydon to notice her, going to drastic measures to do so, and all the time while Millie is chasing Mr. Graydon, Jimmy is chasing Millie, and on top of that, Miss Dorothy, Millie's best friend, appears to be chasing both men. In the end, wild and crazy "jazz baby" Muzzy is needed to clear the air and match up lovers once and for all. With an upbeat air and a peppery score, along with Millie's realistic problems and the strange behavior of the housemother, this is definitely a ten on my list.


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USA

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Release Date:

22 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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