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Valley of the Dolls

Valley of the Dolls(1967)

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Brief Synopsis

Valley of the dolls tells the story of three remarkable women whose lives are affected by show-business celebrity. Neely O'Hara struggles to make it on the Broadway stage. Yet, when she's reached the pinacle of success in that arena, she finds the view from the top lonely, empty, and unfulfilling. Anne, a small-town New England girl, is unable to resist the temptation of the bright lights of New York. She finds a secretarial job with Lyon Burke -- a well-known entertainment attorney -- who numbers among his clients the creme de la creme of show-business elite (Neely O'Hara among them). After being asked by a photographer to "fill in" for a model who fails to appear for a job, Anne is suddenly catapulted into the role of super-model. Her face is everywhere -- magazine covers, billboards, and television. Soon Neely and Anne find themselves competing for the affections of Lyon. Meanwhile, struggling starlit Jennifer, is forced to make "B" movies in order to make a living for herself and her over-demanding mother.

Cast & Crew

Mark Robson Director
Barbara Parkins Anne Welles
Patty Duke Neely O'Hara
Paul Burke Lyon Burke
Sharon Tate Jennifer North
Tony Scotti Tony Polar
Martin Milner Mel Anderson
Charles Drake Kevin Gillmore
Alexander Davion Ted Casablanca
Lee Grant Miriam
Naomi Stevens Miss Steinberg
Robert H. Harris Henry Bellamy

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  PG Premiere Info:  New York opening: 15 Dec 1967
Release Date:  1967 Production Date:  [Panavision]
A Mark Robson-David Weisbart Production
none available
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Stereo (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Red Lion Productions
Duration(mins):  123 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Bi-coastal disorder.

    lanarama 2013-01-12

    This is a great example of how Hollywood usually got it wrong when making a movie set in New York, particularly in the theater. Helen Lawson's big,... MORE>

  • Susan Hayward

    Adventure 2012-01-01

    20th Century Fox assembled a cast of young players such as Patty Duke, Barbara Parkins andthe tragic Sharon Tate to star in a film version of Jacqueline... MORE>

  • A movie well before its time!

    PAF 2009-09-03

    Back when it was made Valley of the Dolls got horrible reviews, but now how would it be received. Lets face it back in the sixties a movie about the... MORE>