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THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: JULIE ANDREWS
 
Top Position (Australia): 35
 
Song Author: Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
 
 
Year Recorded: 1967
Record Label: Festival
Label Number: DK-1740
 
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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 1967 American musical film directed by George Roy Hill.

It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song ("Thoroughly Modern Millie" by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, nominees)


The screenplay by Richard Morris focuses on a naive young woman who finds herself in the midst of a series of madcap adventures when she sets her sights on marrying her wealthy boss.

The soundtrack interpolates new tunes by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn with standard songs from the 1910s and 1920s, including "Baby Face" and "Jazz Baby."

For use of the latter, the producers had to acquire the rights from General Mills, which had used the melody with various lyrics to promote Wheaties for more than forty years.

Millie Dillmount's (Julie Andrews) ambition is to find work as a stenographer to a wealthy man and then marry her boss. I

n both intending to earn her own living and in intending to marry for money rather than love, she is "thoroughly modern" for the 1920s.