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Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

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Release Date: Dec 19, 1961 Limited

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Director Frank Capra's last feature film, Pocketful of Miracles is a Technicolor remake of his 1933 film Lady for a Day. A barely recognizable Bette Davis plays Apple Annie, the besotted, unkempt, rag-clad street vendor who controls the activities of all the beggars on Broadway. Apple Annie is the pet of Dave the Dude (Glenn Ford), a tough but basically kind-hearted gangster who believes that Annie's apples bring him luck. One morning, Annie fails to show up at her usual corner. That's because

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Drama, Classics, Comedy

Hal Kanter, Harry Tugend

Sep 18, 2001

MGM Home Entertainment

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This commercial bomb turned out to be Capra's swan song.

May 22, 2009 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Capra's last movie--a lot better than given credit for

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A painful experience, particularly considering the source (director: Frank Capra)

November 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Franks Capra's last movie is a affectionate comedy drama about an aging apple-seller who passes herself off as a woman of wealth in order to impress her daughter. Wonderful performances (Peter Falk was nominated for an Oscar) is somewhat undone by film's extreme 136min length.
July 21, 2008
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