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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Tim Curry said he based his performance of Rooster on a stagehand he knew while performing a play in New York City. See more »
During the musical number "Sign", Miss Hannigan's bathroom contains several large bottles of her bathtub gin, and she even drinks from one. The bottles are 16-oz. Sheaffer Skrip "master" ink bottles. However, they got their distinctive shape (similar to the CN Tower) in the 1950s. In the 1930s, Skrip master ink bottles were cylindrical, with grooves running around the top a bottom quarter. 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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