Starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley and Reta Shaw, "Mary Poppins" is a Comedy/Family/Fantasy/Musical film directed by Robert Stevenson, and written by Bill Walsh (screenplay), released on August 27 of 1964 in the USA.
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Who directed "Mary Poppins":
Mary Poppins was directed by Robert Stevenson, an English director, writer, producer, and actor.
Before Mary Poppins, Robert Stevenson had directed The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, released in 1964, Son of Flubber (1963), In Search of the Castaways (1962), The AbsentMinded Professor (1961), Kidnapped (1960), and Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959). Since, he directed The Gnome-Mobile, released in 1967, Blackbeard's Ghost (1968), The Love Bug (1968), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Herbie Rides Again (1974), and The Island at the Top of the World (1974).
What was the release date of "Mary Poppins":
Mary Poppins was initally released in the United States on Thursday, August 27, 1964.. This was fifty-five (55) years ago.
It has been released on Monday, August 23, 1965 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, September 15, 1965 in France; Friday, October 22, 1965 in Germany; Saturday, October 02, 1965 in Italy; Thursday, December 02, 1965 in Spain; Thursday, April 01, 1965 in Australia and on Saturday, December 18, 1965 in Japan.
What is the cast of "Mary Poppins":
At the casting of Mary Poppins we find Julie Andrews (Torn Curtain (1966), Hawaii (1966)); Dick Van Dyke (What a Way to Go! (1964), Bye Bye Birdie (1963)); David Tomlinson (The Truth About Spring (1964), Tom Jones (1963)) [ more... ]
- Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber and Ed Wynn also worked together in The Gnome-Mobile, released in 1967.
- Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher and Reginald Owen also appeared together in Forever and a Day, released in 1943.
- Jane Darwell and Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen can all be seen in Fashions of 1934, released in 1934.
- Arthur Malet and David Tomlinson, Reginald Owen also appeared in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, released in 1971.
What is the Storyline of "Mary Poppins":
The film begins with Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) perched in a cloud high above London in Spring 1910. The action descends to earth where Bert (Dick Van Dyke), a Cockney jack-of-all-trades is performing as a one-man band at a park entrance, where he suddenly senses that his good friend is about to return. After the show, he breaks the "fourth wall" and introduces the audience to the well-to-do but troubled Banks family, headed by the cold and aloof Mr. Banks (David Tomlinson) and the loving but highly [...]
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