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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When Miss Hannigan says, "Wrap it up, I'm listening to Helen Trent," she is referring to "The Romance of Helen Trent," a radio soap opera about a middle-aged woman seeking romance. It ran from 1933 to 1960. See more »
Camille wasn't released until 1936 when Annie takes place in 1933. See more »
[having a nightmare]
Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Everything is going to be alright.
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This film has been available to commercial television in the United States in several edited versions. For 2-hour time slots (as aired on NBC-TV in 1986, 1988, and 1990), a 96-minute version omitting or shortening a number of songs (specifically "Dumb Dog" and "Little Girls" were eliminated entirely). A version for 2-and-one-half hour time slots, running approximately 120 minutes, removing "Dumb Dog" and the beginning of "Let's Go to the Movies," aired on cable's The Family Channel in the mid-1990s. The complete version of the film was aired on basic cable TV in a 3-hour time slot around the same time. See more »
I loved this film as a child and will always hold fond nostalgia for it. You definitely have to watch this from the point of view as a child (with so many "family" films out today, I know this might be hard, when their goal has been to entertain everyone). I loved all the performances in it from Albert Finney to Carol Burnett and Tim Curry. My most favorite Huston film is The Misfits, but don't expect that from this film, which I think alot of people are doing. As most directors age, they tend to get "soft" in their filmmaking as their hunger is replaced with complacency, but this film isn't as bad as some people describe it. It's a musical, it was made in the 80's, and it's primarily for kids. Compared to other movies made in that time period, this one is actually quite good. And although I've only seen parts of the newer one made by Disney, this one seems alot more mature and crafted, and not so candy-coated.
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