Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

NC-17   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Music

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Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.




  • Michael Blodgett and Dolly Read in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  • Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  • Michael Blodgett in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  • Phyllis Davis and Duncan McLeod in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  • Cynthia Myers in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
  • Dolly Read in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

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Russ Meyer


Roger Ebert (screenplay), Roger Ebert (story), Russ Meyer (story)

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27 August 2002 | susansweb
| To me - a fun movie, To my wife - not much fun
I liked this movie but I was prepared, having read about it extensively before seeing it. From the soundtrack to the camera and editing tricks to the performances, I liked it all. My only problem was the middle part of the movie which concentrated on the personal troubles of the band, sort of dragged. Only when John Lazar came back did the movie pick up and I guess I'm in the minority because I liked the ending. Mainly, because it took the outrageous flavor from the beginning and went even farther. The casting was especially noteworthy. Normally, people who can't act really bother me but watching all of the Playboy playmates trying to act serious while spouting out hilariously clichéd dialogue (I can only hope that Roger Ebert and Russ Meyer weren't trying to write authentic dialogue) was very funny. Special note must be given to the drummer trying to pretend that she could really play. Only Lazar came off as a real actor and he tackled his role with gusto. It is a shame to see that he has never really done anything worthy of his talents after this. Having seen this film only once I don't know how it would hold up after repeated viewings but I can say it is worth seeing at least once.

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Release Date:

17 June 1970



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Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)

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