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Peter Pan (1960)

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling.

Director:

Vincent J. Donehue

Writers:

Jerome Robbins (adaptation), J.M. Barrie (based on the play by) (as Sir James M. Barrie)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Martin ... Peter Pan
Cyril Ritchard ... Mr. Darling / Captain Hook
Lynn Fontanne ... Narrator
Maureen Bailey Maureen Bailey ... Wendy / Jane
Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. Darling
Sondra Lee ... Tiger Lily
Joe E. Marks Joe E. Marks ... Smee
Norman Shelly Norman Shelly ... Nana / Crocodile
Joey Trent Joey Trent ... John
Kent Fletcher ... Michael
Jacqueline Mayro Jacqueline Mayro ... Liza
Edmund Gaynes Edmund Gaynes ... Slightly
Bill Snowden Bill Snowden ... Curly
Carson Woods Carson Woods ... Nibs
Benedict Herrman Benedict Herrman ... First Twin (as Brad Herrman)
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Storyline

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Never-Never Land. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily's Indian tribe, and Peter's arch enemy, the dastardly pirate Captain Hook. Written by David Mullich <dmullich@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Pan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

During the pirate ship scene, the pirate named Cecco is depicted as being sent into a cabin in which he is killed by Pan, but it is seen during the fight scene and is show tied up along with other pirates during the finale. See more »

Goofs

When the medicine has been contaminated, it changes color from white to red, yet Peter doesn't notice. In the conventions of theater, this may be purely for the benefit of the audience, and not visible to the characters on stage. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Some say that as we grow up, we become different people at different ages, but I don't believe this. I think we remain the same throughout, merely passing in these years from one room, to another, but always in the same house. If we unlock the rooms of the far past, we can look in and see ourselves beginning to become you and me.
WendyJohn: [dressed up like their parents and dancing] One-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three.
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Connections

Version of Producers' Showcase: Peter Pan (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

I Won't Grow Up
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Music by Moose Charlap
Sung by Mary Martin and Lost Boys
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Happy 100th in 2004
27 December 2003 | by juliafwilliamsSee all my reviews

This version of Peter Pan is etched forever in my memory. A great score, a great cast -- what more is there to say.

Yes, Miss Mary Virginia Martin was 40-something when she played the title part, all the while introducing the world to The Sound of Music on Broadway, and she played THAT splendidly as well.

As this great story marks its centennial in 2004, it would be a coup to offer the 1960 version on DVD.

Just think lovely thoughts.


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