• Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Valley of the Dolls

Release Date: 1967

DVD Release Date: June 13th, 2006

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

In New York City, bright but naive New Englander Anne Welles (Barbara Parkins) becomes a secretary at a theatrical law firm, where she falls in love with attorney Lyon Burke (Paul Burke). Anne befriends up-and-coming singer Neely O'Hara (Patty Duke), whose dynamic talent threatens aging star Helen Lawson (Joey Bishop) and beautiful but talentless actress Jennifer North (Sharon Tate). The women experience success and failure in love and work, leading to heartbreak, addiction and tragedy.

Cast: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, Paul Burke, Tony Scotti, Martin Milner, Charles Drake, Alexander Davion

Director: Mark Robson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Red Lion, Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Melodramatic, New York City, 1960s, Fall, Rivalry, Rise, Friendship, Marriage, Sister, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Time Out

    The film is regarded in some quarters as a marvellous piece of camp. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What we have here is a dirty soap opera. It is dirty because it intends to be, but it is a soap opera only by default. show more

  • 88
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    Look, fun is fun, and there’s plenty of the kitschy brand to be had from the riot of late-‘60s production design and lurid plot developments. show more

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