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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 »
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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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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:
The Sherman brothers originally planned to use the song 'Chim-Chim-Cheree' for all the music in the rooftop finale. But when special effects supervisor Peter Ellenshaw brought the English pub song 'Knees Up Mother Brown' to their attention, they decided to make their own variation, resulting in 'Step In Time'.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Bert is singing one of his comical poems a harmonica tune can be heard, however it's visible, that Bert himself doesn't playing it.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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Soundtrack:
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42 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
I urge people to try it again., 14 December 1999
Author: Spleen from Canberra, Australia

`Tart', `not nearly so sentimental as ‘The Sound of Music', `Disney's finest achievement' ... I'd read critics' comments like these with puzzlement. Had they seen the same film I had?

Of course they had: it's just that someone had got it wrong; and as it turned out, it was me. I still think that anyone who calls `Mary Poppins' Disney's finest is being silly - Disney's finest hour was clearly the one that saw `Pinocchio', `Fantasia', `Dumbo' and `Bambi' - but what we have here is a fine, clever film, NOT overly sweet.

What won me over was the ending. David Tomlinson changes from a mechanical banker to a human being with surprising fluency. It's not any one scene: it's the entire extended sequence, from the run on the bank to the end credits. And it's not just Tomlinson's acting, either, but the long, lingering shots of him standing and walking in darkness, and a use of music that's far more sophisticated than I'd first supposed it to be, the general intelligence of the script. The last lines given to Mary Poppins I'd missed the point of the first time round. She's a riddle throughout the film which the film's conclusion partially, but only partially, unravels.

Considered as a musical `Mary Poppins' lacks something. WHAT it lacks is revealed when we hear the Jane and Michael tramping around the house singing `Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' (a great song, by the way) - and they GET THE TUNE WRONG. They get it wrong in exactly the irritating way that children WOULD get it wrong. This may be an inspired touch of realism, but it surely violates the ethos of musicals, as do the deeply pedestrian songs `Stay Awake', `Sister Suffragette' and `A Spoonful of Sugar'. This was the side of `Mary Poppins' I'd remembered. I'd forgotten the haunting quality of `Feed the Birds' and `Let's Go Fly a Kite', and the punch of the score as a whole.

So anyway, I'm now a convert. I can't find anything to seriously object to except Dick Van Dyke's ludicrous accent, which makes him sound almost, but not quite, like Bugs Bunny.

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