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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by George Roy Hill and produced by Ross Hunter.

Academy Awards 1967 --- Ceremony Number 40 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActressCarol ChanningNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb; Set Decoration: Howard BristolNominated
Best Costume DesignJean LouisNominated
Best Music - ScoringElmer BernsteinWon
Best Music - ScoringAndre Previn, Joseph GershensonNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by James Van Heusen and Sammy CahnNominated

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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

By Beatrice on Nov 18, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Thoroughly Modern Millie Directed by George Roy Hill Written by Richard Morris 1967/US IMDb link First viewing/Netflix rental Millie Dillmount: It didn’t hurt Sleeping Beauty or Snow White. The soundtrack was in regular rotation when I was young. ?Disappointed in the actual movie. It is 1922... Read full article

Musical Monday: Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

on May 8, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Thoroughly Modern Millie?(19... Read full article

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

on Aug 22, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

TCM’s schedule might be honoring Dame Maggie Smith, but I chose another English lady to salute today: Dame Julie Andrews (I don’t believe she’s officially been given the title, and if not what’s the holdup?).? I had several options I could have employed, including my personal... Read full article

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Quotes from

[while making out in a car, Millie stops to explain her plans as Jimmy nuzzles her neck]
Millie Dillmount: I'm your equal. I'm going to meet you men on your own terms, cater to your craving for efficiency, learn to talk sports, tell jokes, smoke, drink, and yes, if I have to, I'll even kiss you back!

Jimmy Smith: My, what lovely elbows you have, Miss Flannery!
Miss Flannery: From my mother's side of the family.

[Millie is trying to seduce her boss Trevor Graydon, who has nicknamed her John]
Millie Dillmount: Do you have a mo?
Trevor Graydon: A what?
Millie Dillmount: A moment. I would just love to get a man's opinion of Rudolph Valentino.
Trevor Graydon: Huh?
Millie Dillmount: I mean, in The Sheik, he takes Agnes Ayres by brute force, and she enjoys it. She enjoys it... a lot. What is your opinion of brute force, Mr. Graydon?
Trevor Graydon: Well, I'm not for it. No, I'm not for it at all. No, that is not what women really want today. The late war has upset them. Now they are disillusioned. They yearn for truth. Give them a young man they can trust. Tom Sawyer, at twenty.
Millie Dillmount: I never read Tom Sawyer. Was he... sexy?
Trevor Graydon: He was only twelve!
Millie Dillmount: [seductively] So? If ya got it, ya got it.
Trevor Graydon: [shocked] Why John!

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Facts about

Beatrice Lillie's last film. She was showing early signs of Alzheimer's disease, and had trouble memorizing her lines. During filming, Julie Andrews stood off-camera and repeated Lillie's lines to her, so Lillie could complete her scenes.
The film was based on the British musical "Chrysanthemum", which opened in London in 1956.
Mary Tyler Moore said that she always thinks of the tap dancing scene in this film whenever she sees an elevator.
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