Thoroughly Modern Millie

Directed By: George Roy Hill Starring: Julie Andrews

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Thoroughly fun!

by Flirty on 3/25/2003

This is one of my all-time favorite movies! It has the incomparable Julie Andrews as the hard-living, hard-playing Dillmount... a man-hunter extraordinaire (at least in her own mind *chuckle*)as well as a fresh-faced Mary Tyler Moore, who's overplayed ingenue never fails to give me a fit of the giggles. To help these two lovelies in their quest for... what they're looking for (I won't give it away) the ensemble cast shines! Carol Channing alone is enough to make me rewind it again and again, along with the wonderful Jack Soo, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, and Beatrice Lillie as Mrs. Meers...the evil house dame *chuckle*. This movie may not be for everyone... it's a gentle romp set in a bygone era.. but its simple message still holds true today. I highly encourage anyone to give it a try. You may find yourself a new favorite to pop in on a Saturday night. ;) The story line is interesting.. at least the SURFACE storyline, there's many plots afoot in this caper. It's everything a movie should be: a comedy, a mystery, a romance, a bit of action, a musical, and most of all.. totally fun! Read More

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This is a great film

by Mike on 1/19/2006

This is one of my favorite films. The music is wonderful and Julie Andrews, Carol Channing and Mary Tyler Moore all give top notch performances. Read More

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Product Overview

A would-be flapper in 1920s new york saves her friend from white slavers in a chinatown firecracker factory.


Studio Universal
SKU 40206147
UPC 025192261527
UPC 14 00025192261527
Format DVD
Release Date 6/3/2003
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note This characteristically spectacular Ross Hunter musical production, a parody of the films of the 1920s, stars Julie Andrews as the eager young Millie Dillmount. She arrives in New York City in the 1920s intent on a job as a secretary with a rich, handsome, eligible boss. Deciding to adopt the appearance of a flapper, she has her hair bobbed. At a women's hotel run by Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie), who also runs a white slavery ring, she meets the beautiful, naive Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore). Millie does get a job with a handsome boss, Trevor Graydon (John Gavin), but he has eyes only for Miss Dorothy, and Millie is forced to make do with Jimmy Smith (James Fox), a paper-clip salesman. After they've returned to the hotel from attending a party at the Long Island estate of wealthy Muzzy van Hossmere (Carol Channing), Millie finds that Miss Dorothy has disappeared. When she and Jimmy detect the scent of opium in Mrs. Meers's room, they realize she has a sideline. The valiant Jimmy must go in drag to uncover the whereabouts of the white slavers' hideout. The cast and crew perform admirably in this light farce that is almost too sweet for its own good.
Plot Summary
Summary THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE follows the misadventures of happy-go-lucky Millie, who moves to New York City to become a thoroughly modern flapper and win the heart of a millionaire. But Millie encounters a few obstacles on the road to happiness, including a romantically inclined stockboy, a wealthy best friend with eyes for Millie's handsome boss, and a ring of white slavers who operate out of her boarding house.
George Roy Hill
Julie Andrews
Cast & Crew
Carol Channing - Actor
John Gavin - Actor
Julie Andrews - Actor
Mary Tyler Moore - Actor
Russell Metty - Cinematographer
George Roy Hill - Director
Stuart Gilmore - Editor
Elmer Bernstein - Musical Score
Ross Hunter - Producer
Richard Morris - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1967
Catalog ID 22615
UPC 00025192261527
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 138 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Oscar (1968) Elmer Bernstein, Winner, Best Music, Original Music Score,Carol Channing, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role,Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn, Nominee, Best Music, Song
Golden Globe (1968) Carol Channing, Winner, Best Supporting Actress,Julie Andrews, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy,Elmer Bernstein, Nominee, Best Original Score
Product Attributes
Actor Andrews,Julie
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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