Valley of the Dolls (1967)
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Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 15
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A cinematic take on a 1960s best-seller, Valley of the Dolls traces the ups and downs of three young women as fame, booze, pills, and men consume their lives. Well-bred, small-town Anne Welles (Peyton Place star Barbara Parkins) arrives in New York eager for fame but settles for a job assisting theatrical attorney Henry Bellamy (Robert H. Harris). The job leads her to cross paths with Helen Lawson (Hollywood veteran Susan Hayward), the grand dame of Broadway musicals, and Neely O'Hara (sitcom
Dec 15, 1967 Wide
Jun 13, 2006
20th Century Fox
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Robert H. Harris
Host at Grammy Award...
Man Sleeping in Movi...
Neely's Hollywood Di...
Man in Bar
Ladies' Room Attenda...
Desk Clerk at Lawren...
Assistant Stage Mana...
Neely's Voice Coach
Man in Hotel Room
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Jacqueline Susann's 'exposé' of Hollywood gets the cliché-ridden treatment it deserves from Robson.
It's an unbelievably hackneyed and mawkish mish-mash of backstage plots and Peyton Place adumbrations.
It tries to raise itself to the level of sophisticated pornography, but fails. And it is dirty, not because it has lots of sex in it, but because it firmly believes that sex is dirty.
At the time sordid, now blase look at drug-infested Hollywood.
The choice of Mark Robson, a talented Hollywood journeyman director, for this piece of nonsense was inspired.
It's an okay premise, but it still is weighted down with so much of the 60s that I find it hard to relate.
Based on Susann's steamy bestseller, this delightfully absurd and lurid saga of three girls in "corrupt and corrupting" Hollywood has become a cult classic due to its campy lines.
You won't want to miss a word of the deliciously bad dialogue in this Hollywood tale of twisted sisters.
Absolute trash, but not without its cult appeal.
Audience Reviews for Valley of the Dolls
- Neely O'Hara: Goodbye, Pussycat. Meow.
- Helen Lawson: Broadway doesn't go for booze and dope.
- Ted Casablanca: She may be a little whore, but she makes me feel 9 feet tall.
- Neely O'Hara: Nudies, that's all they are--Nudies!
- Neely O'Hara: The whole world loves me!
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