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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)

AwardRecipientResult
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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Miss Dorothy Brown: Oh, I do hope he won't be an addict. I mean with all that dope.
Millie Dillmount: It didn't hurt Sleeping Beauty or Snow White.


Muzzy Van Hossmere: Raspberries!


Jimmy Smith: [as he's being dragged away by Miss Flannery] It seems I'm leaving now. Goodbye, Millie.


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The stage musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" opened at the Marquis Theater on April 18, 2002, ran for 903 performances and won the 2002 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Musical and was nominated for Best Book and Score.
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.
According to Mary Tyler Moore's autobiography "After All", Lew Wasserman had brought her to Universal after her unexpected success as a comic actress on The Dick Van Dyke Show with the hopes of making her "the next Doris Day" in light movie comedies. This was originally intended to be a film of that type until Julie Andrews came onboard, and only then did it become a musical that focused more on her. Also, Moore originally had a solo song that was cut from the final release.
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