Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Valley of the Dolls (1967)
 

Director Mark Robson

Writer Jacqueline Susann (novel), Helen Deutsch (screenplay), Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay)

Genre Drama, Music, Romance

Year 1967

Actors Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

IMDB : 5.9 (5,643 votes)


 

Description Anne Welles, a bright, brash young New England college grad leaves her Peyton Place-ish small town and heads for Broadway, where she hopes to find an exciting job and sophisticated men. During her misadventures in Manhattan and, later, Hollywood, she shares experiences with two other young hopefuls: Jennifer North, a statuesque, Monroe-ish actress who wants to be accepted as a human being, but is regarded as a sex object by all the men she meets, and Neely O'Hara, a talented young actress who's accused of using devious means by a great older star (Helen Lawson) to reach the top, pulling an "All About Eve"-type deception in order to steal a good role away from her.

Comments

  • hebneh 2015-05-19 08:39:27
    Considered shocking, sensational, raw and tawdry when it was released - but visually, it's still 100% old-time Hollywood, with overdone hair and make-up and costumes and lighting. Look at Sharon Tate in bed at 1:37...even when she says "All I know how to do is take off my clothes", she's lit and positioned and styled to perfection.  Patty Duke was trashing her previous "Patty Duke Show" cuteness and wholesomeness with a vengeance here, as many others would also try to do in this time period.
  • Hankster 2015-03-09 06:49:02
    Watched at least 130x not kidding. I watch 1x a week. If not on my DVD, I'll throw it on Netflix. Best soundtrack, Best CAMPY LINES. Luvvv it. Sparkle Neely Sparkle
  • Andrew Zambella 2014-09-04 03:41:45
    Barbara Parkins  WOW
  • Fast Times At Ridgemont High Fanatics 2014-05-24 05:47:53
    One of my favorite classics!!
  • tom kielty 2013-05-19 16:42:36
    thank you

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