Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

 


 

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Genre: Comedy,Musical

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
   
Release Date: 21 March 1967 (USA)
Country: USA
Director: George Roy Hill
Cast:
  • Julie Andrews
  • James Fox
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Carol Channing
  • John Gavin
  • Jack Soo
  • Pat Morita
  • Philip Ahn
  • Anthony Dexter
  • Cavada Humphrey
  • Herbie Faye
  • Michael St. Clair
  • Lisabeth Hush
  • Ann Dee
  • Beatrice Lillie


34 Responses to Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

  1. saturnchick
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    Just wonder if anyone could shed some light on a question I have about the depth of color characteristic to TMM and other films of that era. There’s a cerain quality of "warmth" that is conveyed, and not really seen in movies nowadays. Is it the film stock that is used? Is it an outdated coloring process that creates this effect? I’d appreciate any information.

    Looks like we’re shy one horse.

    You brought two too many.

  2. hisgrandmogulhighness
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    Chicago Tribune, Sunday, August 3, 1967, p. 20:

    TOWER TICKER

    by Herb Lyon

    ________

    "Frank Sinatra’s ex, Nancy Sr., won’t be along when her heart, Producer Ross Hunter, hops in for the midwest premiere of his "Thoroughly Modern Millie" [set at the United Artists Wed.]. She busted an ankle and is in a wheel chair. More: Hunter will flip ‘pon his arrival, when he learns that the U. A. box office already has 60 G in the the till, a record advance for any road show pic to play a B&K theater. The lines won’t quit. . . . "

  3. thunderbirdfive
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    I was taken along with my parents to see this back in ’67.

    It seemed okay at the time – mind you I was only eight.

    I watched "some" of it recently on TV and I thought it was shockingly bad. No – really, REALLY bad.

    Extraordinarily dated, to me it seems to fail to delight on any level at all. I can only imagine my father must have been secretly gagging to get away during the original screening.

    As for the plot-line, well I’d say ‘Mary Poppins’ was more credible.

    The worst abortion of a film I’ve ever witnessed. By a country mile.

  4. kenzer72
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    and knows about how long it runs?

  5. Anonymous
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  6. Mydoona
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    I have watched this 30 times and only noticed it tonight.

    If you watch the scene where Jimmy is ont top of the building sitting with Millie he leans forward in the scene and the top of his head disappears (probably because of the ‘green screen’ effect)..it is funny to watch.

  7. Anonymous
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  8. mariannaG
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    Shame poor Pat Morita was just called ‘Asian #2′ in this. Keh! not even #1…

  9. QuEnstowngrl
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    Which do yall like better? I have a theory, wether it be a book turned movie, a movie turned play, or a play turned movie, which ever you see first is the one u like best. I saw the play first, and I must say I like it much better than the movie (I like the movie too, but u can’t beat the play). There is much more singing in the play as well.

    If you can’t be an athlete, be an atletic supporter….?

    Grease

  10. johnson1040
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    In Movie Connections, it says that My Big Fat Greek Wedding spoofs Thoroughly Modern Millie. I do not see any connection between those two movies. Can someone please explain that to me?

  11. vpilutis
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    As we all know Julie played MFL in London & Broadway now Audrey Hepburn played in the film of MFL. MTM played Holly Golightly in a failed Broadway musical based on

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    http://worldofvbphoto.blogspot.com/

  12. ksf-2
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    if you have the time, read up on the bio of Beatrice Lillie (Mrs. Meers)… funny story. didnt play a lot of roles, but interesting history. Have you EVER seen a more boyish photo ? LOVE Julie A, LOVE MTM but period pieces…

  13. vpilutis
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    As we all know Julie played MFL in London & Broadway now Audrey Hepburn played in Breakfast at Tiffany’s & the film of MFL. MTM played Holly Golightly in a failed Broadway musical based on Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    http://worldofvbphoto.blogspot.com/

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  14. purposedrivn12
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    i was just wondering if any one new when the performance rights on the musical would be out… the show closed two years ago on broadway didnt it? i thought the rights came out after the show closed.. well thanks!

  15. milliefan
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    Does anybody know the name of the dancer who plays the groom at the jewish wedding? The same guy is featured quite heavily as a dancer in Hello Dolly, most noticable in the song Dancing and as one of the waiters at the Harmonia Gardens. I’ve often wondered who he is/was!

  16. Mrs_V_Curry
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    At the very, very beginning, as soon as we meet Millie/Julie. She has such beautiful curls which suits Julie’s face so well (similarly in Mary Poppins) – and then she cuts them off so she can be all androgynous. DON’T DO IT! I cry each time as the film is rolling, but alas, she never listens.

    Her loss, I suppose.

    We could be men with ven!

  17. MillieGirl
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    If the movie were remade, would you say it should be remade after:

    a) The original movie

    b) The musical

    c) Nothing (no remake)

    We called to tell her you’re at lunch?

  18. gaelcelt
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    Mrs. Meers might be amusing at some times, but as I’ve grown, she disturbs me quite a bit because of her dirty work as a white slaver.

    And don’t get me started on the scenes with all of the kidnapped women tied up, waiting to be shipped off to brothels; I’ve done some reading into human trafficking and this makes me so uneasy.

  19. Miguel_Cane
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    Oh Muzzy, I’m so mixed up, so confused!

    ___________________________________

    GET A SEX CHANGE: HILLARY ’08

  20. fuzzypumpkin101
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    was this movie good. i saw the play and i know the story never heard much about this though!

    peace out home, skillet, biscuits ;-)

  21. screamingsam
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    Im A Guy, What Parts Are There For Males (Other Than Jimmy and Trevor) there arent many male parts

  22. lloyddoblerrocks
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    Was the song "Forget About the Boy" in the movie?

    Sweet like candy to my soul/Sweet you rock/And sweet you roll DMB

  23. scarletto_hare
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    im assuming anyone who reads this remembers how jimmy and millie continue on about ‘another first’ all the way throughout the movie. it started when they were in the car i think they were are just your know making out but when they kept referring to ‘firsts’ i wonder did they do more in the car then we are lead to suppose and also millie keep talking about you being equal. but then at the end tea says she’s an old fashion girl….but maybe i just got it wrong…

  24. one8teen
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    Best Score and Best Song.

  25. MovieMania7
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    What the HELL exactly is that supposed to mean?!

    "Ahhh!…and boom goes the dynamite."

  26. spayer
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    Anyone know who choreographed the film? Not finding a credit.

  27. johnson1040
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    I love the stage version. It’s one of my favorite musicals. There’s just one question I have about the lyrics to the theme song. The stage version doesn’t include the lyrics "In a rumble seat, the world is so cozy If the boy is kissable And that tango dance they wouldn’t allow Now is quite permissible." which were in the movie. Does anyone know why those lyrics were dropped?

    • pro thius
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      I think the lyrics which I heard…in the rumble seat, the world is so cosy, if the boy is peacable … may be a reference to war, now the tango. I wanted to know why the lyrics werent listed as lyrics after searching what Julie had actually said… in a low voice, which was really hot.

  28. Betsy75
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    I love Julie Andrews. I thought Mary Tyler Moore was great. I thought Carol Channing was great. I thought everyone was great. But still, this movie felt weird to me.

    I think it was the whole "young girls being sold to ‘evil Chinamen’ for white slavery" thing. It may be because I’m still twentysomething, but that whole subplot went right over my head. Did something like that go on in that time period, or something? How come I never heard of it?

    It was such a cute movie with great song and dance scenes, but still, like I said, it just felt weird.

    Am I alone here, or did anyone else feel this way?

    Choosy Mothers, Choose Life!

  29. blondee661
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    Does anybody think we will ever see a SE dvd of this movie. I would buy the one out right now but I hear its a bad picture and its cropped. Also the features are lacking, I like to get my money’s worth. I think its a shame that Universal didn’t do any featurettes or interviews for the last DVD considering most of the cast is still alive. Yeah I’m just wondering if theres any word that Universal might do SE or something.

  30. thoroughly_modern_hillry
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    Of Miss Dorothy, that is (absolutely no qualms with J-Andrews as Millie!). Mary Tyler Moore is a pretty and talented actress, though I’m not familiar with enough of her work to gauge her versatility or depth as a performer. I do, however, think she is rather lame in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

    This could largely be attributed to her character, but I still think that the style she as an actress brings to the screen here is not right for the part. Her accent/voice/diction is absolutely, gratingly annoying, and every bit of dialogue that comes out of her mouth (in that whispery, histrionic voice, no less)is lame and pointless. "Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies" – where does that come from? Everything about her for the entire duration of this movie is unfortunate. Even her makeup is harsh and garish.

    I understand that the Miss Dorothy character is supposed to be naive and sheltered, and her insensitivities can be attributed to that. The role also has no depth whatsoever, giving an actress little canvas to work with…But again, Mary here never makes it past the "Mary Tyler Moore playing Miss Dorothy" to a full embodiment of her character like the others seem to. Even in a farcical film like this where the entire movie makes fun of itself, the cast seems to really get into it. Perhaps Julie Andrews outshines everyone else so much that Mary doesn’t have a chance, or maybe it’s because the rest of the supporting cast plays their role to a tee – even Beatrice Lillie (or especially Beatrice Lillie) that MTM’s performance stands out in a negative way.

    With the right actress as Miss Dorothy, this movie could’ve been a little more compelling when it came to the whole Graydon/Millie/Jimmy/Dorothy love confusion, and maybe we would have cared whether Miss Dorothy got rescued from the prostitution ring. As it stands, though, we don’t.

    Wouldn’t Lee Remick have been perfect as Miss Dorothy? Who else would you suggest?

    Moon River, wider than a mile…

  31. PippinBaggins
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    I just got a flyer in my mailbox saying that tryouts for this musical are in TWO DAYS!!! What is this movie about? Please give EVERY detail, spoiler…whatever. Summarize like heck.

    Also, any suggestions for a song to sing for the audition??? Hopefully not a song from this musical itself, something from another classic musical would be good. (ex: Good Morning from Singing in the Rain, or Sixteen from Sound of Music. Not like the MAIN TITLES because those are too comparable to the stars of previous flicks).

    Please, if you have a heart, help this little college freshman in need.

    :-(

  32. Anonymous
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  33. smilie77
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    I want to see it but wondering if its good.

    " Shock me! Say something intelligent."

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