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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Julie Andrews plays the titular 1920s would-be it-girl, falling for James Fox’s paper clip seller and clodhopping with Mary Tyler Moore in a lift. If you can get through the opening credits without thinking of Bird’s Eye cod wedges in oven crispy batter, you’re doing better than us. “Goodbye, old frying pan…”

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  1. Cindylover1969

    November 20, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Amazingly, the great Elmer Bernstein won his only Oscar for this. That’s right, not for “The Great Escape,” not for “The Magnificent Seven,” not for any of his great non-60s works like “Rambling Rose” or “Heavy Metal” (no seriously, this has a fantastic orchestral score), but for a ’60s musical set in the ’20s. He doesn’t even have anything on the soundtrack album!

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