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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 16 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One for the ages See more (236 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)

Richard M. Sherman ... Penguin / Pearly (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:
P.L. Travers never forgave Walt Disney for what she saw as vulgar and disrespectful adaptation of her "Mary Poppins" novels. Forty years after the release of the film, stage producer Cameron Mackintosh approached Travers about a musical theatre version of her work. The author initially refused, citing the film as a reason why she would never again allow an adaptation of her "Mary Poppins" series. After several meetings, the author relented, though when Mackintosh suggested using the songs from the Disney film in the production, Travers again balked. After much more pleading, Mackintosh convinced Travers to allow a stage production with the songs from the film on the strict proviso that no Americans participate in the development, and further that no one involved with the film version--including original film composers the Sherman Brothers, both of whom were still alive and working at the time--could participate. Mackintosh proceeded with development of the stage adaptation for several years without any involvement from Disney, per Travers' wishes, though after the author's death in 1996, the Walt Disney Company was allowed some degree of creative involvement and went on to co-produce the musical with Mackintosh.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the penguins bring Mary and Bert menus, the menus are pink. A moment later, Bert's menu is bright purple.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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63 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
One for the ages, 21 December 2004
Author: orthogonal6 from US

How good is Mary Poppins? I remember singing "Let's Go Fly a Kite" with my then four year old son when we first got it on a now-lost video. He is now a young man, and little brother is a teenager. I am going to buy the DVD for their children, who may not be born for ten more years. I'll watch it myself until then. It's that good. We all have opinions, and mine is that, in the long list of Disney classics and masterpieces, this one is at the top. It is the perfect combination of story, song, characters, actors, whimsy – you name it. I believe it is one of the best movies ever made in any genre.

Need proof? How many songs can you hum in the car or sing in the shower? Chim Chim Cher-ee; Spoonful of Sugar; Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (thank God for copy and paste); Let's Go Fly a Kite. What about songs that put a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye? Feed the Birds. Great composing, great fit to the story. And Julie Andrews is as good a singer as you will find.

More proof? What about delightful scenes? A tea party on the ceiling. The fox hunt on merry-go-round horses. Dancing on the rooftops of London.

Memorable characters? Bert, even with his horrible accent, is a blast. Old Mr. Dawes. Uncle Albert. Mrs. Banks, that independent woman (as long as it did not annoy Mr. Banks). Jane and Michael having the experience of a lifetime. And poor Mr. Banks, so concerned with being the lord of his castle but learning the important lessons in the nick of time. His illusion of control begins to unravel the moment that Poppins woman walked in the door, and he never figures out who she is and how she did it to him.

Neither do we, really. She is both the cause of much madness but the stability within it as the story moves along. It is one of Disney's greatest talents to craft movies and stories that operate on multiple levels. Children love dancing penguins and fireworks. Adults may as well but they can register the message here of what is truly important in life. Poppins has the answers. It is better we don't analyze who she is – and or course she never explains anything. The Banks family is just glad she was there for a while, and we should be glad that Walt Disney left us with this masterpiece.

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