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Director:
Writers:
Bill Walsh (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 »
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(1757 articles)
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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)
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)
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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


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • C.D.C.  Italian post-synchronized version made by (uncredited)
  • Fono Roma  Italian post-synchronization faciliities (uncredited)
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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:
"Feeding the birds" at Saint Paul's Cathedral, seen as a charitable act of kindness in the film, became forbidden by law in the 21st century, having resulted in excessive defecation from the expanding avian population.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Mrs. Banks bends to embrace the children (when the Constable brings the children back from the park), her head is turned to her left rather than looking at her children, obviously anticipating Mr. Banks' line which cuts off her embrace.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:
A Man Has DreamsSee more »

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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!, 3 March 2008
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

Number 17, Cherry Tree Lane?

"Mary Poppins" is one of Disney's best live-action films and one of the most popular either. It's a light-hearted comedy and a delightful movie that is so much fun to watch. The movie looks dated for today's standards, but it is undeniably charming. In fact, its old-fashioned charm is timeless. It's a good movie and a classic, so the fact that it looks dated is not a major problem.

It's easy to understand why "Mary Poppins" is such a beloved classic: its simplicity, its magic, its special/visual effects, its beautiful songs, its good morals, its charm, its characters, its classic humor, its combination of live-action and animation and great actors. The way how this combines live-action and animation is very good. Amazing for its time and keeps working out fine.

The sceneries and landscapes of London city are stunning when Mary Poppins is floating on the air (angles of view never seen before or after this, not even in Peter Pan's movies). The walks through London's streets also allows us to know this beautiful city better, as well as its monuments and respective wonderful architecture. The landscapes through the roofs of London are simply amazing and the dancing numbers are excellent.

«Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious» is the longest and strangest word I've ever heard. Definitely a nonsense but charming word. In fact, I had to practice this word for about a month. Now I can say it easily, but I had serious difficulties to say this word at first.

"Mary Poppins" is an amusing and magical tale, with some valuable morals about family, education and stuff like that as well, combined with light humor.

The characters are interesting in general. Bert is a very cool guy which a cheerful personality, a fine artist, an excellent dancer and speaks with a cockney accent. Dick Van Dyke is awesome as Bert and the way he dances is incredible. He was in excellent shape here. He really dances like Ray Bolger.

The Banks children (Jane and Michael) are absolutely adorable. They're both sweet, innocent and so cute. Michael Banks is the funniest of the two, with his goofy faces in an adorable way and his hilarious way of being «extremely stubborn and suspicious». And they're portrayed by two of the most charismatic and talented child actors of all time: Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber. It's really sad that Matthew Garber went to Heaven so young (at the age of 21).

Mary Poppins is «the perfect nanny». A magical woman who is also firm and serious but kind and cheerful. Great performance by Julie Andrews, one of her very best. Winifred Banks is a lovable mother, greatly portrayed by Glynis Johns. George Banks is a workaholic, impatient, cold and very serious father most of the time, but at the end of the movie he changes radically his attitudes and becomes a jolly and lovable father. Good performance by David Tomlinson.

Uncle Albert is a character with a minor role but a strong presence. He's very jolly, maybe a little too much, but he's simply hilarious. Ed Wynn is awesome and hilarious as Uncle Albert, a role that resembles somehow the Mad Hatter from "Alice in Wonderland" (1951) - a funny coincidence, because he was the voice of the Mad Hatter. I admit that at first the whole "I Love to Laugh" sequence was a little too much for me, but I quickly got used to it and ended up finding it great fun.

The soundtrack is gold. There are so many lovely songs that it's difficult to chose a favorite. I have many favorites: "The Perfect Nanny", "Let's go fly a kite", "Stay Awake", "The Carousel Horses", "A Spoonful of Sugar", "Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)", "Jolly Holliday", "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", "Sister Suffragette", "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Penguin Dance". On the other hand, "A Man Has Dreams", "Step in Time" and "The Life I Lead" are nice too, but my favorites are definitely the ones I listed first. The only song I don't like very much is "Fidelity Fiduciary Bank". The only part I like in that song is «You'll see, Michael, you'll be part of railways through Africa, dams across the Nile, fleets of ocean greyhounds, majestic, self-amortizing canals, plantations of ripening sea».

Oh, I love the merry-go-round and the carousel horses of this movie. They're all beautiful. The merry-go-round has a very nostalgic effect for me - it reminds me about childhood. The merry-go-round was so much fun to be in. I also like the animated characters, especially the penguins and the fox.

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