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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Millie 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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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
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Storyline

In 1922 New York City, Millie Dillmount and Miss Dorothy Brown are just two of the girls living at the Priscilla Hotel for Single Young Ladies run by Mrs. Meers. 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 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 of the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. Millie's pursuit of Mr. Graydon is despite the fact that Mr. Graydon sees her as one of the boys, he has old fashioned sensibilities, and Millie ... Written by Huggo

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Our own lovable .... Julie Andrews singing dancing delighting is "Thoroughly Modern Millie" See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French | German | Italian | Hebrew

Release Date:

22 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Millie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$34,335,025

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,000,000, 31 December 1968
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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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The interior theatre audience, with the main characters seated in the front opera box, was filmed on Universal Studios' stage 28 permanent oldest stage set in existence in Hollywood's history, the original 1925 and 1943 remake of The Phantom of the Opera (1925) feature film. The same set had been used the previous year, 1966, for the final sequence of Alfred Hitchcock's feature spy film the Torn Curtain (1966). See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy and Millie are sitting on the ledge outside the office, the flagpole which both fell onto a few moments before is nowhere to be seen. That's because they have come off the flagpole onto a ledge well below it. 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.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Barefoot Executive (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by Julie Andrews (uncredited) during the credits montage
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My brief review of the film
1 December 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

A crazy but enjoyable parody of the films and fashion trends during the 1920s, it has everything from jazz music to silent movie title cards, and there is a hilarious kidnapping subplot tied in with the main storyline. It is a bit too silly, and plus 130 minutes is a little too long, with a few of the dance routines drawn out, but this is great entertainment otherwise. The title song, costumes and set design all reflect the era very well, the cinematography is excellent, making everything interesting to look at, and some of the editing work and the sound design are great too. The supporting cast adds a lot of flavour to the mix. Beatrice Lillie comes off the best but Jack Soo, Pat Morita, and just about everyone else are close behind. Maybe it is a bit silly, maybe it is overlong, but it is a delight and a compelling film due to its uniqueness and bizarreness.


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