June 3, 2003
Universal Studios Home Video
- Digitally Re-Mastered
- Runtime: 138 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
A musical parody of 1920's fads and fashions.
The film follows the misadventures of happy-go-lucky Millie, who moves to New York City to become a thoroughly modern flapper and win the heart of a millionaire. But Millie encounters a few obstacles on the road to happiness, including a romantically inclined stock boy, a wealthy best friend with eyes for Millie's handsome boss, and a ring of white slavers who operate out of her boarding house.
This spoof of the roaring '20s tells the story of a small-town girl who moves to New York, falls in love with her boss, and becomes "thoroughly modern" in the process. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Supporting Actress--Carol Channing, Best Song ("Thoroughly Modern Millie"). Academy Awards: Best Original Music Score.
Additional cast: Cavada Humphrey (as Miss Flannery), Lou Nova (Cruncher), Michael St. Clair (Baron Richter), Albert Carrier (Adrian), Victor Rogers (Gregory Huntley), Lizabeth Hush (Judith Tremaine), Herbie Faye (Taxi Driver), and Ann Dee (Singer).
Songs include: "Thoroughly Modern Mille," "The Tapioca," "Jimmy," "The Jewish Wedding Song," "Baby Face," "Do It Again," "Poor Butterfly," "Rose of Washington Square," "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me," "I'm Sitting on Top of the World," "Stumbling," "Japanese Sandman," "Charmaine," and "Jazz Baby."
Filmed in Technicolor.
Academy Award for Best Sound was given to the Universal City Studio Sound Department.