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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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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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Trivia

The two Chinese laundrymen were played by Japanese-American actors Jack Soo and Pat Morita. See more »

Goofs

When Muzzy is flying through the air after being shot from a cannon. She has on a silver colored suit and helmet. After she lands on the stage the suit and helmet are both gold colored. See more »

Quotes

James Van Hossmere: What do you want for a wedding present, Mrs. Van Hossmere?
Millie Van Hossmere: A checkbook, by jingo. Rich people can nickel and dime you to death.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Spoofed in The Barefoot Executive (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Japanese Sandman
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Sung by Jack Soo and Pat Morita
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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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Release Date:

22 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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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
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