Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Released Date: March 21, 1967
Director: George Roy Hill
Actors: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin, Jack Soo, Pat Morita, Philip Ahn, and Beatrice Lillie

     This movie is an absolute ten. The film is fun, fast and fancy. Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore tap dance and sing. This is Beatrice Lillie's last film. It is said that Julie Andrews stood off camera to read her lines to her because she was already developing Alzheimer's and she could not remember her lines. I'm also a huge fan of Carol Channing in this movie because she is so funny and outgoing. I have always been a huge Mary Tyler Moore fan and I loved Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins and also The Sound of Music. The two were amazing and fun in this movie. They were a great pair. James Fox is cute as a button and John Gavin is a sexy man. The only other movie I have seen John Gavin in was Psycho.

     Miss Dorothy Brown (Mary Tyler Moore) moves into a hotel room across the hall from Millie Dillmount (Julie Andrews). They become best friends, while dancing and going to parties together. When Dorothy firsts moves in, she has Millie carry all her bags to her new room. The elevator in the hotel is rather old and needs the rider to tap dance all the way to the top of the building. On a side note, Mary Tyler Moore said that every time she saw an elevator, after this movie, she always thought of the tap dancing scenes. Millie's intentions is to marry her boss, and while she has Jimmy Smith (James Fox) falling in love with her, she becomes attracted to her very sexy boss, Trevor Graydon (John Gavin). But when Trevor meets Dorothy, the two become lovers and Millie realizes that Jimmy is the one. One days Dorothy goes missing, and while Trevor believes she left him and is no longer his, the rest of the gang believes she has been kidnapped. What is true? And does she come back? You will have to watch this movie to see what happens. You will be pleased and it is for sure, a must see.


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