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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 15 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Disney's Live/Animated Masterpiece Shines More Brightly than Ever! See more (229 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)
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)

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)
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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


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  • C.D.C.  Italian post-synchronized version made by (uncredited)
  • Fono Roma  Italian post-synchronization faciliities (uncredited)
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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:
Stereo (RCA Sound System)
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:
The Sherman brothers (Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman) wrote over 30 songs during the various stages of the film's development.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Mary and the children are sliding down the stairs, the equipment rolling along with them is visible.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:
Referenced in Filth and Wisdom (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Perfect NannySee more »

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64 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
Disney's Live/Animated Masterpiece Shines More Brightly than Ever!, 6 December 2004
Author: Ben Burgraff (cariart) from Las Vegas, Nevada

"Mary Poppins" is one of that select group of films that can truly be called 'Classic', a project conceived in love and filled with so much child-like wonder that it will never grow old or 'out-of-date'. Certainly the crowning achievement of Walt Disney's remarkable career, both story-wise and technically, the film remains an unsurpassed achievement!

Based on P.L. Travers' tales of a magical nanny who arrives to bring families closer, the rights to the stories had been pursued by Disney since 1938, but Travers had seen what studios had done to other authors' works, and withheld her approval unless she could maintain some creative control. Years of negotiations only whetted Disney's desire to make a definitive, truly 'special' film, and by 1960, despite the box office failure of another fantasy-themed 'pet' project, "Darby O'Gill and the Little People", he was more confident than ever in the story's potential, bringing together a remarkable array of talent, including songwriting brothers Richard and Robert Sherman, production head Bill Walsh, and the brilliant artist Peter Ellenshaw to 'visualize' 1910 London through his matte paintings.

With Travers' grudging approval, casting began. While American stage and TV star Dick Van Dyke was an odd choice to play a Cockney chimneysweep, he was a gifted mime and physical comedian, and had such a wholesome exuberance that Disney knew British audiences would forgive his shaky accent. Popular British actors Glynis Johns and David Tomlinson would play the preoccupied parents, with Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber (from "The Three Lives of Thomasina") as the neglected children. Veteran stars Ed Wynn, Elsa Lanchester, Reginald Owen, Arthur Treacher, and Jane Darwell (as the Bird Woman, in her last screen appearance), headed the strong supporting cast.

But it was the casting of Julie Andrews, in her first film, as Mary Poppins, that truly 'made' the film! Passed over by Jack Warner for the movie version of her stage hit, "My Fair Lady" (he opted for Audrey Hepburn), Disney caught her performance in "Camelot" on Broadway, knew, instantly, that she was the right 'Mary', and approached her for the role. "But I'm pregnant," she told him. "No problem," he replied. "I'll wait!"

And thus a Classic was born!

A multiple 1964 Oscar winner (including 'Best Actress' for Andrews, who got to share the stage with her "Lady" costar, Rex Harrison, who won 'Best Actor'), the film was a major hit, worldwide, and quickly achieved the legendary status it holds today.

With songs both silly and sublime, seamless intermeshing of live performers and animation as only the Disney studio, at that time, was capable of, and the undeniable magnetism of Andrews and Van Dyke, it is nearly impossible NOT to like "Mary Poppins"!

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