Mary Poppins Movie Review 1964

Information and Film Reviews for Mary Poppins the Movie

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Magical English nanny arrives one day on the East Wind and takes over the household of a very proper London banker. She introduces her two charges to her friends and family, including Bert, the chimney sweep (Van Dyke), and eccentric Uncle Albert (Wynn). She also changes the lives of everyone in the family. From her they learn that life can always be happy and joyous if you take the proper perspective. Film debut of Andrews. Based on the books by P.L. Travers. A Disney classic that hasn't lost any of its magic. Look for the wonderful sequence where Van Dyke dances with animated penguins.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 139 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Fantasy, Live Action/Animation Combos, Top Grossing Films of 1964, Disney Family Movies, Nannies & Governesses, London
Bill Walsh, Whip Wilson
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Ed Wynn, Hermione Baddeley, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber
Edward Colman
Robert Stevenson
Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
Walt Disney Studios


Oscars 1964: Actress (Andrews), Film Editing, Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"), Visual FX, Orig. Score; Golden Globes 1965: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Andrews).

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