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Mary Poppins (1964)



Critic Consensus: A lavish modern fairy tale celebrated for its amazing special effects, catchy songs, and Julie Andrews's legendary performance in the title role.

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"Practically Perfect In Every Way" Mary Poppins flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and every day into a "Jolly Holiday."

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Julie Andrews
as Mary Poppins
Glynis Johns
as Mrs. Banks
Ed Wynn
as Uncle Albert
Reta Shaw
as Mrs. Brill
Karen Dotrice
as Jane Banks
Elsa Lanchester
as Katie Nanna
Arthur Treacher
as Constable Jones
Reginald Owen
as Admiral Boom
Jane Darwell
as Bird Woman
Arthur Malet
as Mr. Dawes Jr.
Don Barclay
as Mr. Binnacle
Alma Lawton
as Mrs. Corry
Marjorie Eaton
as Miss Persimmon
Cyril Delevanti
as Mr. Grubbs
Lester Matthews
as Mr. Tomes
Clive L. Halliday
as Mr. Mousely
Doris Lloyd
as Depositor
Sam Harris
as Citizen
James Logan
as Bank Doorman
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Critic Reviews for Mary Poppins

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (6)

Mary Poppins is a picture that is, more than most, a triumph of many individual contributions. And its special triumph is that it seems to be the work of a single, cohesive intelligence.

December 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.

April 24, 2009 | Full Review…
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The grace of the effects makes it some kind of classic.

March 3, 2008 | Full Review…

Julie Andrews' first appearance on the screen is a signal triumph and she performs as easily as she sings, displaying a fresh type of beauty nicely adaptable to the color cameras.

March 3, 2008 | Full Review…

Compared to even 'sophisticated' juvenile fodder, the sheer exuberance of Disney's adaptation of PL Travers' children's classic should tickle the most jaded fancy.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

I find it irresistible. Plenty of other adults will feel the same way. And, needless to say, so will the kids.

May 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mary Poppins


One of Disney's best musicals to date, with a good story to follow as well. A real classic.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

A magical Disney film that marvels us with fantastic special effects, a splendid combination of live action and animation, an unforgettable performance by Julie Andrews and a great amount of memorable musical numbers that stay in our heads and make us hum them for hours after the movie is over.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Although it's running time is a bit of a drag at times, "Mary Poppins" boasts strong musical numbers and many story elements that kids and adults can relate to. I will say that with age, this film does begin to grow a little slow, and I'm sure I'll get tons of hate for this, but it just does not connect well today. I feel like kids will love it, and I highly enjoyed watching it, but for what it is, it should be kept stored away until your kids can watch it. The most interesting things happen during the first half of the picture, which upset me a little, because I wanted a little more in the finale of the film. Sure the musical numbers are nice, but there are too many in my opinion. All in all, "Mary Poppins" is a very charming film that you can enjoy at any time, and even though it's not one of my personal favourite Disney films, it's still a very strong one.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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