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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:
Oh, the wonderful memories this brings back... See more (27 total) »

Cast

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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:
Many of the camera setups, especially during the first fifteen minutes or so, are literal duplicates of the ones in "Producers' Showcase: Peter Pan (#1.7)" (1955), first telecast in 1955 and now on kinescope. The script also follows the script of the 1955 version nearly word-for-word, and many of the musical orchestrations are virtually the same.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When the medicine has been contaminated, it changes color from white to red, yet Peter doesn't notice. In the conventions of theater, this may be purely for the benefit of the audience, and not visible to the characters on stage.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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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Oh, the wonderful memories this brings back..., 4 November 1999
Author: Marta from United States

As I was growing up, this film always had a special place in my heart next to The Wizard of Oz; it was shown live in 1955 and 1960. The 1960 production was preserved on kinescope and then shown once or twice in 1961 or 1962 and never again until 1991 or so. During those years that it was forgotten by the networks, there wasn't a baby-boomer out there that had truly forgotten it. It was one of those magical shows that we all talked about and wished they'd run again. Now, it's finally available on tape and on DVD; the DVD version is very well done and the picture is colorful, bright and clear, even though it's from the only kinescope copy of the live show. It's very much a filmed stage play, and the sets reflect this. It was preserved in color, which is a miracle considering there were virtually no color sets in existence then.

Mary Martin is great as Peter (she was 47 years old when she did this very acrobatic role!), but Cyril Ritchard pretty much steals the production from her with his Hook. He and his pirates are so over the top that the other actors are hard put to keep up. Watch his face and his body during the singing and dancing scenes; he's just a delight. The songs are all wonderful, too. This is a film that probably won't be very popular with the children of the 90's, but my guess is that it was really meant for those of us who loved it when we were kids, because I purchased the DVD the minute it came out. Buy it while it's still available, and enjoy the memories.

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