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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

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Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples --- he ... See full summary »

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Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples --- he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help: Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their Runyonesque cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York's elite. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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apple | luck | dude | gangster boss | remake | See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

15 February 1962 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Pocketful of Miracles  »

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Budget:

$2,900,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A variation of "Polly Wolly Doodle" is sung by Bette Davis' (Apple Annie) crew towards the end of the film as they are riding in a cab to see Ann-Margret off on her honeymoon. The same song is played on the harmonica by Lionel Barrymore (and Edward Arnold) in You Can't Take It with You (1938). See more »

Goofs

In photo that looks like one of Ann-Margret's publicity glossies of the era, Apple Annie's daughter wears her hair in style from late Fifties-early Sixties - not in a short bob that a fashionable young woman would wear in 1931. See more »

Quotes

Junior: She's like a cockroach what turned into a butterfly!
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Connections

Remade as Miracles - Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
In the score during the opening credits
Later sung a cappella a bit by Edward Everett Horton
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A Heartwarming Story
30 April 2005 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis turns in a great performance as "Apple Annie". Peter Falk, as has been noted, gets the best lines. Glenn Ford shows his talent for comedy. The young Ann-Margret is as cute as can be. But if i can be permitted a bit of Trivial Observation: I had to watch the next to last scene (the police-escorted motorcade) again because i could not believe it on the first viewing. Did anyone else notice the rear projection in the back windows of the cars? The story is set in the 1930's, the cars are of that era but the automobile following in the back window looks like a 1950 Cadillac! Either that car window was a time tunnel or someone used the wrong film clip for the rear projection. That's why studios have a Continuity Department.


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