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Director:
Writers:
Bill Walsh (screenplay) &
Don DaGradi (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 September 1964 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
See It Again and Again with that Supercalifragilistic Music! [re-release Australia 1976] See more »
Plot:
A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 5 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An auspicious film debut for Julie Andrews See more (235 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Andrews ... Mary Poppins

Dick Van Dyke ... Bert / Mr. Dawes Senior (also as Navckid Keyd)

David Tomlinson ... Mr. Banks

Glynis Johns ... Mrs. Banks

Hermione Baddeley ... The Domestic

Reta Shaw ... The Domestic

Karen Dotrice ... Jane Banks
Matthew Garber ... Michael Banks

Elsa Lanchester ... Katie Nanna
Arthur Treacher ... The Constable

Reginald Owen ... Admiral Boom

Ed Wynn ... Uncle Albert

Jane Darwell ... The Bird Woman

Arthur Malet ... Mr. Dawes Junior
James Logan ... Bank Doorman
Don Barclay ... Mr. Binnacle - Admiral's Servant
Alma Lawton ... Mrs. Corry - Old Woman in Park
Marjorie Eaton ... Miss Persimmon - Old Woman in Park
Marjorie Bennett ... Miss Lark - Old Woman in Park
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew ... Dog (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Citizen (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Bearded Gentleman in Bank (uncredited)
Robert Banas ... Chimney Sweep (uncredited)
Marc Breaux ... Cow (voice) (uncredited)

Art Bucaro ... Chimney Sweep (uncredited)

Daws Butler ... Turtle / Penguin (voice) (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Mr. Grubbs (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... White-haired Man Walking Quickly Through Park (uncredited)
Harvey Evans ... Chimney Sweep Dancer (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Barnyard Horse (voice) (uncredited)
Betty Lou Gerson ... Old Crone (uncredited)
Clive Halliday ... Mr. Mousley (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Citizen (uncredited)
Bill Lee ... Ram (voice) (uncredited)
Queenie Leonard ... Lady in the Bank (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd ... Depositor (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Mr. Tomes (uncredited)
Sean McClory ... Hound / Reporter #4 (voice) (uncredited)

Dal McKennon ... Fox / Hunting Horse / Reporter #1 / Carousel Guard / Penguin / Hound (voice) (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Citizen (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Bank Clerk (uncredited)

Alan Napier ... Huntsman / Reporter #3 / Hound (voice) (uncredited)

Marni Nixon ... Geese (voice) (uncredited)

J. Pat O'Malley ... Pearly Drummer / Master of Hounds / Huntsman / Hound / Horse / Penguin / Reporter #2 / Photographer (voice) (uncredited)
George Pelling ... Hound / Reporter #5 (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Hog / Andrew's Whimper (voice) (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Top-Hatted Man in Bank (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Bank Clerk Near Safe (uncredited)
Larri Thomas ... Woman in Carriage (uncredited)

Ginny Tyler ... Lambs (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
 
Writing credits
Bill Walsh (screenplay) &
Don DaGradi (screenplay) (as Don Da Gradi)

P.L. Travers (based on: The "Mary Poppins" books by)

Produced by
Bill Walsh .... co-producer
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Irwin Kostal (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Edward Colman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
William H. Tuntke 
 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
Emile Kuri 
 
Makeup Department
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
Pat McNalley .... makeup
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Feiner .... assistant director
Joseph L. McEveety .... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... live action second unit director (as Arthur J.Vitarelli)
Tom Leetch .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
McLaren Stewart .... animation art director
Tony Walton .... design consultant
Al Gaynor .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Dean Thomas .... sound mixer
Franco Bassi .... sound engineer: Italian post-synchronization (uncredited)
Chris Pinkston .... dialogue editor (restored version) (uncredited)
Kevin Porter .... mix tech: restoration (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... special effects
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
Robert A. Mattey .... special effects
George Brown .... special effects (uncredited)
Marcel Delgado .... special effects props (uncredited)
Danny Lee .... special mechanical effects (uncredited)
Walter Stones .... special mechanical effects (uncredited)
Lester Swartz .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bob Broughton .... optical cinematography (uncredited)
Art Cruickshank .... optical cinematography (uncredited)
Lee Dyer .... effects animator (uncredited)
Jim Fetherolf .... matte artist (uncredited)
Constantine Ganakes .... matte artist (uncredited)
Ub Iwerks .... special processes (uncredited)
Dan MacManus .... effects animator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
May Boss .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Travers Hill .... camera operator (uncredited)
Calvin A. Maehl .... gaffer (uncredited)
F. Bud Mautino .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... animator
Jack Boyd .... animator
Al Dempster .... background
Don Griffith .... background
Ollie Johnston .... animator
Milt Kahl .... animator
Ward Kimball .... animator
Eric Larson .... animator
Bill Layne .... background
John Lounsbery .... animator
Hamilton Luske .... animation director (as Hamilton S. Luske)
Cliff Nordberg .... animator
Art Riley .... background
Frank Thomas .... animator
Joe Hale .... layout artist (uncredited)
Fred Hellmich .... animator (uncredited)
Art Stevens .... animator (uncredited)
Julius Svendsen .... animator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gertrude Casey .... costumer
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Bill Thomas .... costumes executed by
Tony Walton .... consultant: costumes
Luster Bayless .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nat Farber .... dance accompanist
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Irwin Kostal .... music arranger
Irwin Kostal .... music conducted by
Irwin Kostal .... music supervisor
James MacDonald .... assistant to conductor (as James Macdonald)
Richard M. Sherman .... music and lyrics by
Robert B. Sherman .... music and lyrics by
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Xavier Atencio .... designer: nursery sequence
Marc Breaux .... choreography by
Walt Disney .... presenter
Bill Justice .... designer: nursery sequence
P.L. Travers .... consultant
Dee Dee Wood .... choreography by
Robert E. Blair .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Larri Thomas .... stand-in: Julie Andrews (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • C.D.C.  Italian post-synchronized version made by (uncredited)
  • Fono Roma  Italian post-synchronization faciliities (uncredited)

Additional Details

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Runtime:
139 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G | Chile:TE | Finland:S | France:U | Iceland:L | Japan:G | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Peru:PT | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G | USA:Approved (PCA #20653) (original rating) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:6 (orginal rating) | West Germany:o.Al. (re-rating) (1980s)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ed Wynn's character, Uncle Albert, was originally written as having a Viennese accent. Wynn, however, didn't attempt the accent - or even an English accent, for that matter. He was just himself, ad-libbing many of the lines he says while laughing on the ceiling in the "I Love to Laugh" scene.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The second time that all the Banks's furniture is moved by Admiral Boom's cannon, you can see a vase sitting on a column rock back and forth, and then be pulled back to its original position by a string.See more »
Quotes:
[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!
[sings]
Bert:Room 'ere for everyone. Gather around.
[speaks]
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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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36 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
An auspicious film debut for Julie Andrews, 8 December 1998
Author: dweck from Philadelphia, PA, USA

Julie's film debut began the world's love affair with her--and what a marvelous vehicle for doing so. Julie appears here in fine voice and is radiantly beautiful.

The performance is more than deserving of the Oscar, especially considering that she had to act to blue screens and objects/characters from within her imagination. No easy task, certainly.

I also love the way Julie, as Mary, refuses to acknowledge the free-for-all that is going on around her. She simply pushes her hair primly back in place and presses on, despite the dancing chimney sweeps and giggling uncles that surround her. "I never explain anything," she blithely comments.

The score is one of my favorites in all the Disney canon. The Sherman brothers outdid themselves with "Stay Awake," one of the most under-appreciated lullabys ever written, and the hauntingly winsome "Feed the Birds."

The Disney animators have created a visual feast as bottomless and surprising as Mary Poppins' carpetbag. The Peter Ellenshaw matte shots are breathtaking. My favorite visual moments? Bert and Mary's live-action reflections in a pond are eddied by a family of cartoon geese. I also love when Bert, Mary, and the children ascend a staircase constructed only of chimney smoke. Brilliant!

There are a few drawbacks: The film's a little over-long, especially in the final third where Mary's but an afterthought in all the plot resolution. In addition, Van Dyke was an excellent choice for his singing and dancing (and popularity), but his cockney accent does grate after a while.

But all in all, this is a tour de force for all involved!

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