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Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)

Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)

Harper Valley P.T.A.





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This low-budget expansion of the popular Tom T. Hall/Jeannie C. Riley song "Harper Valley PTA" is surprisingly good, boasting lively performances by star Barbara Eden and everybody else in the cast. Eden plays Stella Johnson, a widowed single mom whose gaudy makeup, miniskirts and tight jeans are a source of scandal for the smug, self-righteous members of the local PTA. Forced to leave town with her teenaged daughter Dee (Susan Swift), Stella gets revenge with photographic evidence revealing the sexual peccadilloes and drunken misbehavior of the oh-so-righteous PTA members. The supporting cast includes such seasoned comic pros as Nanette Fabray, Louis Nye, Pat Paulsen and Audrey Christie, all performing above and beyond the call of duty. A weekly-TV version of Harper Valley PTA, also starring Barbara Eden, soon followed.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Barry Schneider, George Edwards
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On DVD: May 31, 2005
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Barbara Eden
as Stella Johnson
Ronny Cox
as Willis Newton
Nanette Fabray
as Alice Finely
Susan Swift
as Dee Johnson
Louis Nye
as Kirby Baker
Pat Paulsen
as Otis Harper Jr.
John Fiedler
as Bobby Taylor
Audrey Christie
as Flora Simpson Reilly
DeVera Marcus
as Holly Taylor
Louise Foley
as Mavis Schroeder
Jan Marie Teige
as Reilly Twin
Laura Teige
as Reilly Twin
Pitt Herbert
as Henry Reilly
Fay DeWitt
as Willa Mae Jones
Mollie Dodd
as Olive Glover
Ron Masak
as Herbie Maddox
Amzie Strickland
as Shirley Thompson
Brian Cook
as Carlyle Ridley
Bob Hastings
as Skeeter
Arlen Stuart
as Bertha Harper
Whitey Hughes
as Stunt Man
Molly Dodd
as Olive Glover
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All Critics (1)

Worthwhile in an archival sort of way, in that it's fascinating to see what passed for comedy in the horrifically tacky era of the late 1970's.

Full Review… | January 7, 2003

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Silly, harmless fluff plays like a TV movie with a slightly bigger budget than usual especially with Barbara Eden in the lead.

jay nixon

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