Angel in My Pocket (1969)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  2 April 1969 (USA)
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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead
Kay Medford ...
Mary Elizabeth Whitehead
Will Sinclair
Axel Gresham
Art Shields
Parker Fennelly ...
Calvin Grey
Norman Gresham
Lila Sinclair
Richard Van Vleet ...
Harry Toback
Ted Palish
Jim Boles ...
Corby Gresham


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!


Comedy | Family






Release Date:

2 April 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Anjo no Meu Bolso  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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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Griffith brings his Andy Taylor Personna to the Big Screen....
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – 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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