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Director:
Writers:
Jerome Robbins (adaptation)
J.M. Barrie (based on the play by)
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Release Date:
8 December 1960 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Does so wonderfully in bringing out the inner child within See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mary Martin ... Peter Pan
Cyril Ritchard ... Mr. Darling / Captain Hook
Lynn Fontanne ... Narrator
Maureen Bailey ... Wendy / Jane
Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. Darling
Sondra Lee ... Tiger Lily
Joe E. Marks ... Smee
Norman Shelly ... Nana / Crocodile
Joey Trent ... John
Kent Fletcher ... Michael
Jacqueline Mayro ... Liza
Edmund Gaynes ... Slightly
Bill Snowden ... Curly
Carson Woods ... Nibs
Benedict Herrman ... First Twin (as Brad Herrman)

Luke Halpin ... Second Twin
David Komoroff ... Tootles
Richard Wyatt ... Lion
Joan Tewkesbury ... Ostrich
Peggy Maurer ... Wendy Grown-up
John Holland ... Black Bill
Robert Vanselow ... Starkey (as Bob Vanselow)
Richard Winter ... Cecco
George Zima ... Kangaroo
Frank Lindsay ... Pirate
Frank Marasco ... Pirate
Arthur Partington ... Pirate
Jim Sisco ... Pirate
Kirby Smith ... Pirate
John Smolko ... Pirate
Arthur Tookoian ... Pirate (as Arthur Tookoyan)
James B. Welch ... Pirate
Linda Dangcil ... Indian
George Lake ... Indian
Lisa Lang ... Indian
Diki Lerner ... Indian
Annabelle Lyon ... Indian
Robert Piper ... Indian
Suzanne Rivera ... Indian
Anne Wallace ... Indian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Johnson ... Pirate (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincent J. Donehue 
 
Writing credits
Jerome Robbins (adaptation)

J.M. Barrie (based on the play by) (as Sir James M. Barrie)

Produced by
Richard Halliday .... executive producer
 
Costume Design by
Sophie Devine  (as Motley)
 
Production Management
William Dannhauser .... unit manager
 
Art Department
Peter Larkin .... scenery designer
 
Music Department
Louis Adrian .... conductor
Louis Adrian .... musical director
Ray Barr .... music coordinator
Elmer Bernstein .... composer: incidental music
Peter Howard .... assistant to conductor
Peter Howard .... musician: Tinker Bell
John Lesko .... conductor
Trude Rittman .... composer: incidental music
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Larry Elikann .... technical director (as Lawrence Elikann)
Rick Kelly .... production associate
Marcia Kuyper .... associate director
Jerome Robbins .... choreographer
Don Shirley Jr. .... additional scenery
 

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100 min
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Trivia:
The original Broadway production of "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" by J.M. Barrie opened at the Empire Theater on November 6, 1905, ran for 223 performances, closed on May 20, 1906 and starred stage actress Maude Adams, who died in her eighties in 1953, never made a film, and is not to be confused with the Maud Adams who appeared in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983).See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Live theatre productions have different rules than cinema, regarding suspension of disbelief. Most examples of crew or equipment visible, and related imperfect illusions, are not goofs in this genre.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Some say that as we grow up, we become different people at different ages, but I don't believe this. I think we remain the same throughout, merely passing in these years from one room, to another, but always in the same house. If we unlock the rooms of the far past, we can look in and see ourselves beginning to become you and me.
Wendy, John:[dressed up like their parents and dancing] One-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Peter Pan Live! (2014) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm FlyingSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Does so wonderfully in bringing out the inner child within, 13 October 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

This and the Cathy Rigby versions are fantastic in their own way, they are both such fun to watch and have a real sense of magic. With personal preference, I'm leaning towards Rigby's for the better flying sequences, being a little more polished, the continuous energy and being a little closer to the book. That is not to knock off Martin's in any way, it has great nostalgic value, the accents are more natural-sounding(pretty much the only real criticism with the Rigby version was how overdone some of the accents were) and does a marginally better job of bringing out the inner child within you. The ending is a little better done here too, it's genuinely heart-rending. The costumes and sets here are beautiful and colourful. The music is lively, charming and hugely memorable, Never Never Land and the poignant Distant Melody being the one that stood out the most(Mysterious Lady was a little pointless but so much fun to watch), and the scoring is lush in orchestration and rich in sound. The script is filled with snappy lines, it's often hilarious especially with Hook and Smee- and with Tiger Lily's priceless "Famous Indian proverb, when in doubt RUUNNNNNNN!"- and it seemed like everybody in the cast thought so, while the choreography is full of energy(like the Rigby version especially with the Pirates and the Indians) and the whole storytelling has a light-hearted charm.

The Lost Boys are immensely likable, no sense of nerves at all, the Indians and Tiger Lily are characterful and magnetic dancers and the Pirates are a genuinely rollicking lot. Maureen Bailey is charming and spunky as Wendy, her voice is pleasant and strong if a little too mature-sounding at times. Nana is adorable and this version has one of the cutest Michaels, John is spirited and the narration is wonderfully sincere. Cyril Ritchard and particularly Mary Martin are what you'll remember most about this Peter Pan. Ritchard is both funny and menacing, the funniest parts at their best are hilarious though it's not a performance that is played-for-laughs, there are times like in the capture of the children where Hook is quite dangerous. He also plays Mr Darling, a tradition is for Captain Hook and Mr Darling to be played by the same actor, and he is very convincing at being uptight As Peter, Martin is just wonderful, Cathy Rigby may be more boyish and more athletic but the energy and likability levels between the two actresses are equal. But Martin just edges out Rigby in the singing department(though I still adore Rigby's voice), Martin's voice is just beautiful to listen to but she also brings lilt and emotion to her singing that Rigby doesn't quite do as effectively. Never Never Land is moving, gorgeously sung and not just one of the highlights of the production but also a standout of any individual rendition from any musical seen recently. All in all, a wonderful classic that is more than a nostalgic childhood favourite. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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