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Mary Poppins (1964)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  11 September 1964 (Brazil)
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A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bert / Mr. Dawes Senior (as Navckid Keyd)
Matthew Garber ...
Arthur Treacher ...
Mr. Dawes Junior
James Logan ...
Bank Doorman


The movie combines songs, color and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers. Written by alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

11 September 1964 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Meri Popins  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)


$102,300,000 (USA)

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(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Quotes John Keats' "Endymion" when Mary Poppins comments "A thing of beauty is a joy forever," as she pulls a potted plant out of her carpet bag. Incidentally, the same quote is used by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). See more »


When the penguins bring Mary and Bert menus, the menus are pink. A moment later, Bert's menu is bright purple. See more »


[first lines]
Bert: All right, ladies an' gents! Comical poem! Suitable for the occasion, extemporized and thought up before your very eyes! All right, 'ere we go!
Bert: Room 'ere for everyone. Gather around.
Bert: The constable - responstable! Now 'ow does that sound?
[no response]
Bert: Hm.
[dashes over to Miss Lark, sings]
Bert: 'Ello, Miss Lark, I've got one for you.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credit cast list, the actor playing Mr. Dawes, Sr. is initially shown as NAVCKID KEYD, then the letters unscramble themselves to show that this is a second role played by Dick Van Dyke. See more »


Featured in Hullabaloo: Episode #1.6 (1965) See more »


Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Sung by Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and chorus
Reprised by Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Hermione Baddeley and Reta Shaw
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Simply a delight
29 December 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The children Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber) want a new nanny and not one that is as strict as their father George (David Tomlinson). Secretly their mother Winifred (Glynis Johns) wants the same for the children. The new nanny is the wonderful and magical Mary Poppins, played by the beautiful Julie Andrews.

Bert (Dick Van Dyke) is a street artist who knows Mary Poppins. She and the children meet him when they take a walk in the park and the four of them take a trip inside one of the paintings made by Bert. This painting is really painted and therefore this world is in animation. The way animation and live-action are combined in these scenes is wonderful. When it starts raining they have to leave the painting and return home where everybody is happy except the strict father George.

A lot of other magical things happen with Bert, Mary Poppins and the children and in the meanwhile their father is having some trouble with his job. May be this gives him the time and the possibility to care for his children a little more.

'Mary Poppins' is a delightful movie with great musical numbers. Some of the songs have become real classics. The special effects are very good, considering the time this movie was made, and the whole world of Mary Poppins looks great. The children are not annoying, something you see in a lot of movies. They do a pretty good job. David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns and of course Dick Van Dyke are very good and Julie Andrews is wonderful in every scene. This is a true classic.

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