Valley of the Dolls (1967) Poster

Patty Duke: Neely O'Hara



  • Neely O'Hara : Boobies, boobies, boobies. Nothin' but boobies! Who needs 'em? I did great without 'em.

  • Neely O'Hara : Ted Casablanca says he's the joke of the town.

    Jennifer North : I wouldn't pay any attention to that. You know how bitchy fags can be!

    Neely O'Hara : He's not even 30 and he's made over a million bucks!

  • Neely O'Hara : Who are ya hiding from, Helen? The notices couldn't have been that bad.

    Helen Lawson : The show just needs a little fine tuning.

    Neely O'Hara : Don't worry, sweetheart. If the show folds I can always get a part as understudy for my grandmother.

    Helen Lawson : Thanks. I already turned down the part you're playing.

    Neely O'Hara : Bull! Merrick isn't that crazy.

    Helen Lawson : You oughta know, honey, you just came out of the nuthouse.

    Neely O'Hara : It was not a nuthouse!

    Helen Lawson : Look. They drummed you right outta Hollywood! So ya come crawlin' back to Broadway. Well, Broadway doesn't go for booze and dope. Now you get outta my way, I got a guy waitin' for me.

    Neely O'Hara : That's a switch from the fags you're usually stuck with!

    Helen Lawson : At least I never had to MARRY one!

    Neely O'Hara : YOU TAKE THAT BACK...

    [pulls off Helen's wig while scuffling] 

    Neely O'Hara : ... oh my God, it's a wig! HER HAIR'S AS PHONY AS SHE IS!

    Jennifer North : [She's wearing a very large headdress]  I feel a little top heavy.

    Play director : [Not meaning the thing on her head]  Oh, honey. You are a little top heavy.

  • Neely O'Hara : "I have to get up at five o'clock in the morning and SPARKLE, Neely, SPARKLE!"

  • Ted Casablanca : You've got your new deal, and I've got my sanity back.

    Neely O'Hara : With that little whore?

    Ted Casablanca : That little whore makes me feel nine feet tall!

  • Anne Welles : Neely, you know it's bad to take liquor with those pills.

    Neely O'Hara : They work faster.

  • Neely O'Hara : [catching her husband in the pool with a girl]  Having fun, kiddies? Don't mind me. Go right ahead! I'll watch.

    [girl runs away, naked, into the house] 

    Neely O'Hara : You'd better run, you little tramp. How dare you contaminate my pool! Here.

    [empties bottle of alcohol into the pool] 

    Neely O'Hara : Maybe this will disinfect it.

  • Neely O'Hara : I didn't have dough handed to me because of my good cheekbones, I had to work for it.

  • [after catching her bisexual husband with a girl] 

    Neely O'Hara : All right, faggot! Start explaining!

    Ted Casablanca : You need glasses, Neely. She's hardly built like a boy.

    Neely O'Hara : I could take that better!

    Ted Casablanca : I'm sure you could. You know, you almost made me feel I was queer.

  • Mel : You're spending a lot more time than necessary with that fag.

    Neely O'Hara : Ted Casablanca is NOT a fag... and I'm the dame who can prove it.

  • Neely O'Hara : I want a doll! I want a doll!

  • Neely O'Hara : [drunk in a bar]  Who's stoned? I am merely traveling incognito.

  • Neely O'Hara : Mel? God? Neely?... NEEEEEEELYYY O'HARAAAAAAAA!

  • Mel : Honey, listen, it's a rotten business.

    Neely O'Hara : I know. But I love it!

  • Neely O'Hara : Then I heard she went to Paris to make art films.


    Neely O'Hara : Art films? Nudies! That's all they are. Nudies.

  • Neely O'Hara : Well, what nice fattening thing did you tell Arlene to make tonight?

    Mel : Arlene quit. She said you yelled at her.

    Neely O'Hara : She was a louse anyway. You said yourself she was taking home all the booze. Other people have loyal help. Why can't we?

    Mel : You don't know how to talk to them.

    Neely O'Hara : That's your job. You'd better start running this house properly.

    Mel : I'm not the butler.

    Neely O'Hara : You're not the breadwinner either!

  • Helen Lawson : Give me that damn wig! What the hell are you doing in there?

    Neely O'Hara : Giving it a shampoo. Goodbye, pussycat. Meeowwww!

    [flushes toilet] 

    Helen Lawson : My God, she's throwing it in the can, I'll kill her!

    Neely O'Hara : How do you like that? It won't even go down the john!

    Helen Lawson : Give me that wig!

    Neely O'Hara : Okay, you want it back? Here it comes, special delivery!

    [tosses Helen's wet wig over the stall wall, then exits the stall] 

    Neely O'Hara : So long, Granny. I'll tell your boyfriend not to wait.

  • Neely O'Hara : Well, I've lost five pounds already. These pills are really great, Jen. They kill your appetite. Only trouble is they pep me up so much I can't sleep.

  • Neely O'Hara : Just one... and two more. My beautiful little dolls.

  • [repeated line] 

    Neely O'Hara : Who needs them?

  • Man in bar : I wonder what happened to Neely O'Hara.


    Man in bar : They SAY she had laryngitis.

    Neely O'Hara : [taking a drink - searching for a pill]  WHO HAD LARYNGITIS?

    Edward - Playhouse Bartender : We're closing now, Miss O'Hara.

  • Edward - Playhouse Bartender : Shall I call you a cab?

    Neely O'Hara : I don't need it - I don't need ANYBODY. I got talent, Edward. BIG talent.

    [Standing at doorway, thinking] 

    Neely O'Hara : They Love me.

  • Neely O'Hara's Stage Manager : Neely? Neely open the door, you're on. Neely!

    Neely O'Hara : Hi!

    Neely O'Hara's Stage Manager : My God. You've got on your costume for the second act.

    Neely O'Hara : So? I'll do the second act first!

  • Neely O'Hara : I'm Neely O'Hara, pal, that's ME singing on that jukebox!

    Man in bar : Neely O'Hara sings like a bird. You sound like a frog.

  • Neely O'Hara : You stupid ass nurse! What are you looking at?

  • Neely O'Hara : I can't stop thinking about that audience tonight. You don't know what it feels like, Mel, when they're all applauding and yelling and whistling. They did whistle, didn't they?

    Mel : Oh, yeah, they sure did.

    Neely O'Hara : I felt like they were all taking me in their arms and holding me. It's like when you put your hands on me. Only it was - double, triple.

  • Neely O'Hara : Mel, let's get married.

    Mel : I-I thought you'd never ask.

    Neely O'Hara : I'm not kidding! I'll be making good money and with your 150 we can really live! We can get a maid to clean up! We can get a mink coat.

  • Mel : Now, you're just like all the rest of 'em. Success is too big for you.

    Neely O'Hara : If you ask me, my success is too big - for you!

    Mel : Yeah, sure. Sugar!

  • Ted Casablanca : You're always too tired and too full of those damn dolls.

    Neely O'Hara : You've got guts! I catch you red-handed with a naked broad in my pool and you sermonize me!

    Ted Casablanca : Not a sermon, Neely, just a few cold facts.

    Neely O'Hara : Ted, you know how hard I work. When I come home, I'm exhausted. How can I think of sex?

  • Lyon Burke : They're going to replace you with a younger girl.

    Neely O'Hara : Younger? Lyon, I'm 26!

    Lyon Burke : You look 36.

  • Neely O'Hara : What do you want me to do?

    Lyon Burke : I want you to go to a sanitarium - and dry out.

    Neely O'Hara : A sanitarium?

    Lyon Burke : I'm sorry, it's the only solution.

  • Neely O'Hara : I'm scared. I've forgotten how to sleep without dolls. I can't get through a day without a doll. Please, Lyon, don't send me there. I need a doll! Lyon, don't leave me here! Just give me a doll! Just one! Lyon!

  • Neely O'Hara : They ordered me to take off my nightgown. I told them to "drop dead". They took it off for me.

  • Neely O'Hara : In the afternoon we had: recreation hour. You never saw such a bunch of well breed kooks. They all acted as normal as apple pie.

  • Neely O'Hara : I started playing checkers with this real cute looking little girl. All of the sudden, she leans over and gets a half-nelson on my hair and accuses me of telling the rest of the inmates that she's a latent homosexual.

  • Neely O'Hara : Jennifer, shame on you! Hey, still got that mole on your keister? Nope! They covered it up with make-up.

  • Neely O'Hara : What am I going to do?

    Lyon Burke : Anne and I want you to go to a sanitarium, in Los Angeles.

    Neely O'Hara : A nuthouse.

    Anne Welles : No. Its the same place that Tony is in.

    Neely O'Hara : Anne, I'm not nutty. I am just hooked on dolls!

  • Mel : [enjoying Tony Polar's nightclub singing, where he is flirting openly with Jennifer]  Miriam's not gonna like that.

    Neely O'Hara : Who's Miriam?

    Mel : His sister, over there. She manages him. She does very well. He won't make a move without her.

    Neely O'Hara : [shrugs]  He's making one now.

  • Lyon Burke : Look at that face. It's all puffy. Your eyes are bloodshot.

    Neely O'Hara : Thank you very much.

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