Mary Poppins

Genre:  Comedy, Family, Musical
Running Time:  139 min.
Release Date: August 27, 1964
DVD: March 24, 1998

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Cast: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber

Synopsis

When the Banks' latest nanny quits after being exhausted by their two children, they are forced to look for a new nanny. Mr. Banks wants a strict, authoritarian governess, while the children write their own ad looking for a fun-loving nanny. Their father throws their ad into the fireplace, but the remains float up the chimney.

The next day, Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) floats down on to their doorstep (along with her magical umbrella and bottomless bag) in response to the children's ad, despite their father's confusion as to how she came across it. Over time, she helps bring joy and happiness back into the family's life.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Screenplay: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi

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