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Angel in My Pocket (1969)

G | | Comedy, Family | 2 April 1969 (USA)
A homespun minister (Andy Griffith) and his family move to a small town where he tries to win the support and trust of his new congregation.

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Emery
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Racine
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Mary Elizabeth Whitehead
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Will Sinclair
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Axel Gresham
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Art Shields
Parker Fennelly ...
Calvin Grey
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Norman Gresham
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Lila Sinclair
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Rhoda
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Nadine
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Harry Toback
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Ted Palish (as Bob Hastings)
Jim Boles ...
Corby Gresham
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A homespun minister (Andy Griffith) and his family move to a small town where he tries to win the support and trust of his new congregation. Written by Anonymous

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He's an ex-Marine turned preacher in a wacky and wonderful entertainment for the whole family! See more »

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Comedy | Family

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G
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2 April 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Anjo no Meu Bolso  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first film of a multli-picture deal between Andy Griffith and Universal. Griffith was so disappointed with this film, that he declined to make the other pictures that were part of the deal. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead: [In reply to the old gossip who said that he had played the organ for a "naked harlot"] She was not naked. And how do you know she was a harlot? You are bearing false witness!
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Soundtracks

The Girls of All Nations
Words and Music by Jerry Keller and Dave Blume
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Griffith brings his Andy Taylor Personna to the Big Screen....
18 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

ANGEL IN MY POCKET was a charming and folksy 1969 comedy that took Griffith's Sheriff Andy Taylor persona and brought to the big screen in the form of a devoted minister named Reverend Samuel Whitehead, who has just been assigned a new church in a rural area and all the various problems and troublesome townsfolk he has to deal with. This role is not much of a stretch for Griffith and fits him like a glove. Jerry Van Dyke is very funny as his useless brother-in-law as is Kay Medford as his meddlesome mother-in-law. Lee Meriwether makes a lovely Mrs. Whitehead. A few years later she would play Andy's wife in a CBS TV series called HEADMASTER. This old fashion comedy is predictable as they come with several film and TV veterans in supporting roles (including Andy's TV co-star Jack Dodson). Take special notice of the wonderful scene where the Reverend goes to a burlesque house to purchase an organ for the church. A light and amusing family comedy that goes a long way on Andy Griffith's considerable screen charisma.


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