Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) starring Julie Andrews, John Gavin , Mary Tyler Moore, Beatrice Lillie, James Fox, Carol Channing, Jack Soo, Pat Morita
Thoroughly Modern Millie a zany, funny spoof of the Roaring Twenties. It stars Julie Andrews as Millie, an innocent country girl. She comes to the big city to find a husband. She makes friends with sweet Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore), zany Muzzy (Carol Channing) and … Is nearly kidnapped by white slavers?!?
Not only is Thoroughly Modern Millie a zany romantic spoof of the Roaring Twenties, it’s a musical that won an Oscar for Best Original Music Score! Julie Andrews stars as Millie, an innocent country girl who comes to the big city in search of a husband. Along the way she becomes the secretary of the rich and famous Trevor Graydon (John Gavin), befriends the sweet Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore), fights off white slaver Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie) and hooks up with a lively paper clip salesman, Jimmy (James Fox). In the end it takes a rich nutty jazz baby like Muzzy (Carol Channing) to unravel all these complications, give a great party, and match up lovers.
Cast of characters
- Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) … Millie Dillmount
- James Fox (Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines) … Jimmy Smith
- Mary Tyler Moore (Dick Van Dyke Show) … Miss Dorothy Brown
- Carol Channing (Skidoo, Alice in Wonderland 1985) … Muzzy Van Hossmere
- John Gavin (Psycho, Midnight Lace) … Trevor Graydon
- Jack Soo (Barney Miller) … Oriental #1
- Pat Morita (The Karate Kid) … Oriental #2
- Philip Ahn … Tea
- Anthony Dexter (12 to the Moon) … Juarez
- Cavada Humphrey … Miss Flannery
- Herbie Faye … Taxi Driver
- Michael St. Clair … Baron Richter
- Lisabeth Hush … Judith Tremaine
- Ann Dee … Singer
- Beatrice Lillie (Blithe Spirit) … Mrs. Meers
- Thoroughly Modern Millie, Words by Sammy Cahn, Music by Jimmy Van Heusen, Sung by Julie Andrews during the credits montage
- The Tapioca, Words by Sammy Cahn, Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
- Drink La Chaim, Words & Music by Sylvia Neufeld, Sung by Julie Andrews
- Jimmy, Words & Music by Jay Thompson, Sung by Julie Andrews
- Looking at the World thru Rose Colored Glasses, Written by Tommie Malie and Jimmy Steiger
- Baby Face, Music by Harry Akst, Lyrics by Benny Davis
- Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (The Dream Melody), Music by Victor Herbert, Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young.
- Do It Again, Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva.
- Jazz Baby, Music by M.K. Jerome, Lyrics by Blanche Merrill.
- I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me, Music by Jimmy McHugh, Lyrics by Clarence Gaskill
- Stumbling, Written by Zez Confrey
- Poor Butterfly, Music by Raymond Hubbell, Lyrics by John Golden.
- Rose of Washington Square, Music by James F. Hanley, Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald.
- The Japanese Sandman, Music by Richard A. Whiting, Lyrics by Ray Egan.
- Jingle Bells, Music by James Pierpont, Played while Millie is on her way to meet her new boss
- Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah”, Music by George Frideric Handel, Words adapted from the Bible by Charles Jennens, Sung by an offscreen chorus when Millie first sees her new boss
- With Plenty of Money and You, Music by Harry Warren.
- Lullaby, Music by Johannes Brahms, Played when Mrs. Meers is sleeping in Miss Dorothy’s bed
- Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?, Music from German folk song, Played during the vaudeville dog and pony act