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Valley of the Dolls (1967)

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Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

Jacqueline Susann (novel), Helen Deutsch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Parkins ... Anne Welles
Patty Duke ... Neely O'Hara
Paul Burke ... Lyon Burke
Sharon Tate ... Jennifer North
Tony Scotti ... Tony Polar
Martin Milner ... Mel Anderson
Charles Drake ... Kevin Gillmore
Alexander Davion ... Ted Casablanca (as Alex Davion)
Lee Grant ... Miriam Polar
Naomi Stevens ... Miss Steinberg
Robert H. Harris ... Henry Bellamy
Jacqueline Susann ... First Reporter
Robert Viharo ... Director
Joey Bishop ... MC at Telethon
George Jessel ... MC Grammy Awards
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Storyline

Anne Welles, a bright, brash young New England college grad leaves her Peyton Place-ish small town and heads for Broadway, where she hopes to find an exciting job and sophisticated men. During her misadventures in Manhattan and, later, Hollywood, she shares experiences with two other young hopefuls: Jennifer North, a statuesque, Monroe-ish actress who wants to be accepted as a human being, but is regarded as a sex object by all the men she meets, and Neely O'Hara, a talented young actress who's accused of using devious means by a great older star (Helen Lawson) to reach the top, pulling an "All About Eve"-type deception in order to steal a good role away from her. Written by filmfactsman

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The motion picture that shows what America's all time #1 best seller first put into words! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving substance abuse, some sexual content, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 February 1968 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El valle de las muñecas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$44,432,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,000,000, 31 January 1973
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Red Lion See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Trivia

Patty Duke started filming on this movie right after "The Patty Duke Show" wrapped. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the movie, a drugged Anne staggers into the ocean, becoming soaked and muddy. When she returns to the house shortly after, her robe is immediately dry. See more »

Quotes

Lyon Burke: Look at that face. It's all puffy. Your eyes are bloodshot.
Neely O'Hara: Thank you very much.
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Connections

Referenced in Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Reception (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Valley of the Dolls
Music by André Previn
Lyrics by Dory Previn
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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One of my favorites
6 November 2005 | by ndu68See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when it was released. I never appreciated it until I was older. Totally camp...totally PERFECT. Fashion, hair, acting, music. The whole package. Definitely on my list of top five favorite movies of all time! I know it's not good....but, damn, it's GREAT!!!! Patty Duke is trying SO hard to make this movie real,which just makes it worse...or better, depending on your view! I can't wait till it comes out on DVD. There are so many memorable moments from this film. Rent it, buy it... watch it on cable. But SEE IT! Valley of the Dolls ROCKS! "Sparkle Neeley, SPARKLE!" Let this generation have "Showgirls"-- WE have Valley of the Dolls!


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