Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Robert Stevenson (1964)

133min
U Certificate
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Our Score
This is easily the best of Disney's experiments in combining animation and live action, and one of the studio's best-loved films. The last feature overseen by Walt Disney before his death, it was nominated for 13 Oscars and scooped five, including best actress for Julie Andrews in her screen debut. She is splendid as the prim nanny who transforms the lives of her young charges through their visits to her charming fantasy world. Quite why Dick Van Dyke was not even nominated for his performance as Bert the chimney sweep remains a mystery, as his energy is one of the picture's main assets (though his cockney accent does leave something to be desired). Packed with unforgettable sequences, adorable cartoon characters and timeless songs, it's quite simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Summary

A practically perfect Edwardian nanny brings magical fun, laughter and adventure into the humdrum lives of a young brother and sister - much to the alarm of their disciplinarian father. Disney's musical fantasy based on PL Travers' novel, starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns, David Tomlinson, Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber.

Cast & Crew

Mary Poppins Julie Andrews
Bert / Mr Dawes Sr Dick Van Dyke
Mr Banks David Tomlinson
Mrs Banks Glynis Johns
Ellen Hermione Baddeley
Jane Banks Karen Dotrice
Michael Banks Matthew Garber
Mrs Brill Reta Shaw
Katie Nanna Elsa Lanchester
Constable Jones Arthur Treacher
Admiral Boom Reginald Owen
Uncle Albert Ed Wynn
Mr Dawes Jr Arthur Malet
Bird woman Jane Darwell
Mr Grubbs Cyril Delevanti
Director Robert Stevenson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company Ltd Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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