Annie

  • U
  • John Huston (1982)
  • US
  • 122 min
Annie
Film Review
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3 out of 5

John Huston was the wrong director for this long-winded version of the Broadway musical based on the popular American comic strip. He lacks the necessary light touch that might have made this the equal of the stage production, and he's not helped by the casting of heavyweight Albert Finney as bald Daddy Warbucks and grimacing Tim Curry as a villain. However, Carol Burnett is a zesty Miss Hannigan and Aileen Quinn is appealing as the moppet of the title, while real class is brought to the proceedings by Broadway divas Bernadette Peters and Ann Reinking. Dip in and enjoy the marvellous songs.

Plot Summary

Musical adapted from the popular stage show, starring Albert Finney and Carol Burnett. In Depression-era America, ten-year-old orphan Annie shuts out her unhappy life with dreams of "tomorrow". Then her luck changes when she is temporarily adopted by billionaire Daddy Warbucks.

Cast and crew

Cast

Daddy Warbucks
Albert Finney
Miss Hannigan
Carol Burnett
Lily
Bernadette Peters
Grace Farrell
Ann Reinking
Rooster
Tim Curry
Annie
Aileen Quinn
Punjab
Geoffrey Holder
Asp
Roger Minami
Molly
Toni Ann Gisondi
Pepper
Rosanne Sorrentino
Tessie
Lara Berk
Kate
April Lerman
Duffy
Lucie Stewart
July
Robin Ignico
FDR
Edward Herrmann
Eleanor Roosevelt
Lois DeBanzie
Bert Healy
Peter Marshall

Crew

Director
John Huston

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate U
Categories
Childrens
Music
Drama

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