Harper Valley P.T.A.

Harper Valley P.T.A.

Barbara Eden
Director: Richard Bennett Cast: Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden
, Ronny Cox
Ronny Cox
, Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
Richard Bennett


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This low-budget expansion of the popular Tom T. Hall/Jeannie C. Riley song "Harper Valley PTA" is surprisingly good, boasting lively performances by star Barbara Eden and everybody else in the cast. Eden plays Stella Johnson, a widowed single mom whose gaudy makeup, miniskirts and tight jeans are a source of scandal for the smug, self-righteous members of the local PTA. Forced to leave town with her teenaged daughter Dee (Susan Swift), Stella gets revenge with photographic evidence revealing the sexual peccadilloes and drunken misbehavior of the oh-so-righteous PTA members. The supporting cast includes such seasoned comic pros as Nanette Fabray, Louis Nye, Pat Paulsen and Audrey Christie, all performing above and beyond the call of duty. A weekly-TV version of Harper Valley PTA, also starring Barbara Eden, soon followed.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2005
UPC: 0026359024429
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Hbo Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:42:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Eden Stella Johnson
Ronny Cox Willis Newton
Nanette Fabray Alice Finely
Susan Swift Dee Johnson
Louis Nye Kirby Baker
John Fiedler Bobby Taylor
Audrey Christie Flora Simpson Reilly
DeVera Marcus Holly Taylor
Irene Yah Ling Sun Myrna Wong
Louise Foley Mavis Schroeder
Clint Howard Corley
Jan Marie Teige Reilly Twin
Laura Teige Reilly Twin
Fay deWitt Willa Mae Jones
Molly Dodd Olive Glover
Ron Masak Herbie Maddox
Amzie Strickland Shirley Thompson
Brian Cook Carlyle Ridley
Tobias Anderson Barney
Bob Hastings Skeeter
Arlen Stuart Bertha Harper
J.J. Barry Nolan
Royce D. Applegate Dutch
Whitey Hughes Stunt Man
Woody Harrelson Actor
Pat Paulsen Otis Harper, Jr.
Pitt Herbert Henry Reilly

Technical Credits
Richard Bennett Director
Bob Breen Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Joan Carson Associate Producer,Production Manager
Michael Economou Associate Producer,Editor
George Edwards Producer,Screenwriter
Tom T. Hall Songwriter
Willy Kurant Cinematographer
Tom Rasmussen Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer
Nelson Riddle Score Composer
Barry Schneider Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. A Note for Stella [9:34]
2. The PTA Meeting [6:28]
3. Answer From Town [9:51]
4. Make Them Beautiful [8:23]
5. Birds and Bees [11:31]
6. Pink Elephants [12:13]
7. Two Makeovers [9:19]
8. Getting on the Ballot [10:46]
9. Playing the Ponies [9:26]
10. Skeeter's Habit [9:00]
11. Board Election [2:25]
12. Credits [2:36]

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