The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger. Written by
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Production designer Dale Hennesy died in the middle of production and Gene Callahan was asked to finish out the film. Callahan accepted but refused to have his name listed in the credits, giving the credit to the late Dale Hennesy. See more »
During Little Girls, Miss Hannigan can be seen drinking alcohol and drunk. Since the movie is set in the summer of 1933, the twenty first amendment has not been ratified until December 5, 1933 thereby repealing the prohibition of alcohol, however, it was very common for people to make their own alcohol - "moonshine" - most often in a bathtub during the prohibition years. See more »
[having a nightmare]
Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Everything is going to be alright.
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Aileen Quinn as Annie has everyone beat. With that darling face, that beautiful voice, she did a fabulous job creating the character. Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks was wonderful! He had that stern 'businesslike' attitude which grew into heartfelt love for this little red-headed orphan girl. Carol Burnett was awesome as the lady who ran the orphanage. She started out gruff and tumble (and drunk) but as it turns out, she really has a love for these orphans.
There is NO comparison to the newest version. I can't see anyone else playing these parts better than Quinn, Burnett and Finney. It just isn't the same. If you want a beautiful musical with fun loving attributes, please see this movie!!! Your children will love you for it.
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