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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 15 February 1962 (Japan)
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dave the Dude
... Apple Annie
... Elizabeth (Queenie) Martin
... Count Alfonso Romero
... Joy Boy
... Judge Henry G. Blake
... Hudgins
... Junior
... Governor
... Steve Darcey
... Carlos Romero
... Louise
... Police Commissioner (as Barton Maclane)
... Police Inspector McCrary
... Mayor
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Boozy, brassy Apple Annie, a beggar with a basket of apples, is as much as part of downtown New York City as old Broadway itself. Bootlegger Dave the Dude is a sucker for her apples, he thinks they bring him luck. But Dave and girlfriend Queenie Martin need a lot more than luck when it turns out that Annie is in a jam and only they can help. Annie's daughter Louise, who has lived all her life in a Spanish convent, is coming to America with a Count and his son. The Count's son wants to marry Louise, who thinks her mother is part of New York City society. It's up to Dave and Queenie and their Runyonesque cronies to turn Annie into a lady and convince the Count and his son that they are hobnobbing with New York City's elite. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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Warmth, schmaltz, heart, whatever it is, this motion picture's got it - that certain something that turns the screen hilariously and miraculously wonderful! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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15 February 1962 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Die unteren Zehntausend  »

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$2,900,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Glenn Ford was paid three hundred thousand dollars plus a percentage of the profits. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1931, a newspaper is paid for by a Jefferson-head nickel, first issued in 1938. See more »

Quotes

Spanish Consul: What would I be doing with a Japanese houseboy?
Count Alfonso Romero: That's what we were wondering.
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Remade as Singh Is Kinng (2008) See more »

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Pocketful of Miracles
(1961)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung offscreen by an unidentified choir during the opening credits
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nice
11 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

a Capra's movie must be nice. and Pocketful of Miracles is a real puzzle of fairy tales. miracles, love, humor, two great actors in the lead roles, few drops of Dickens, few crumbs of Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw, old fashion atmosphere, the dramatic scenes, the hope and the joy, grains of tension , the social problems, the changes and the ...miracles, of course.and, as result, a great job by an extraordinary seducer from Hollywood. a film who reminds childhood's flavors and that could be the lead virtue of it. than- to remind the art of Glenn Ford and Bette Davis , the last in almost comfortable role. and as oasis in middle of the challenges of every day. a film who has, always, its target. the same, with insignificant nuances. because it is , in high measure, an useful support for rest. and nostalgia.


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